WebView Control

For Office Add-ins to run on a Windows Desktop they need to use a Web Viewer control.
The latest version installed on the machine is the version that will be used.
link - docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/office/dev/add-ins/concepts/browsers-used-by-office-web-add-ins
link - youtube.com/watch?v=sNk_wZlYbAA


Version 3.0 - Edge Chromium WebView2

link - docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/webview2/
link - developer.microsoft.com/en-us/office/blogs/announcing-webview2-for-office-add-ins-platform/
Only available on Windows 10.
Available on Windows 10 ()
Available in latest Office 365 (16.0.13127.20082 - August 2020)
Available in Insiders Fast Office 365 (16.0.13001*)


How to debug when developing with WebView2 controls:
link - docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/webview2/howto/debug


Version 2.0 - Edge HTML WebView

link - microsoft.com/en-gb/p/microsoft-edge-devtools-preview/9mzbfrmz0mnj?activetab=pivot%3Aoverviewtab
link - microsoft.com/en-gb/p/remote-tools-for-microsoft-edge-beta/9p6cmfv44zlt?activetab=pivot:overviewtab
Only available on Windows 10.
Available on Windows 10 (> 1903, Build 18362)
Available on Office 365 (16.0.11629 - May 2019)
Supports all HTML5 features.
Support for ES 2016 and above.
Beginning with Office 365 version 16.0.11629 and Windows 10 version 1903, Office Add-ins running on Office 365 for Windows will use a Microsoft Edge WebView as the runtime.
Windows 10 version 19XX and Office 16.0.11326.2000 + will default to using the new Edge WebView control
Publicly available from April / May 2019.
Includes - Microsoft Edge DevTools Preview
Includes - Remote Tools for Microsoft Edge (beta)


Version 1 - IE 11

The first version of this WebView control leveraged Internet Explorer 11.
Available on Windows 7, 8 and 10 (< 1903)
This uses the default browser control.
IE11 does not support ES 2016.

PlatformWeb Control
WindowsWebView2 / WebView / IE11 / Trident
MacWebKit 2
iOSWebKit 2
AndroidChronium
OnlineBrowser (Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari)


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