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  1. WebView Context Menu

    It should return DOM element and coordinates, and in case of image also the raw bytes.
    Currently it is impossible to implement context menus, save files, and implement other functions general web browsers have.
    At least, receiving ScriptNotify events should be possible on http and without adding ApplicationContentUriRules in Manifest, so that we could atleast have a way to do it on our own.

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      1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      leaving this open as this is a lot of implementation work you have to do.

      Have you looked at the addWebAllowedObject? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/windows.ui.xaml.controls.webview#Windows_UI_Xaml_Controls_WebView_AddWebAllowedObject_System_String_System_Object_

      This would allow to be a tool for communication. Eliminates the need to use script notify, is more performant, and enables the communication channel without having to statically declare urls. It also works over http.

    • Improvements with WebView Rendering Performance

      Comparison results with Edge on the right:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4Rrhw15xXI
      Page for testing
      http://output.jsbin.com/surane/quiet
      App tested is WebView, Release.
      Tried both WebViewExecutionMode.SeparateThread and
      WebViewExecutionMode.SameThread
      Even rendering on separate thread will block UI thread (for example "Reveal highlight" effect while bigger page is loading, or typing into TextBox will lag while javascript in the page is running)

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        0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • WebView cannot login to certain sites

        For example Feedly.com only lets you login via Edge. Apps that use the webview aren't able to login to Feedly.

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          0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable Manipulation Events for WebView.

            Since WebView lacks support for Manipulation Events, it acts as a huge gesture eater which doesn't let its parent controls like ScrollViewer, FlipView to take control of gesture like scroll, swipe etc.
            It becomes impossible to use a WebView along with other XAML Elements in the same view.
            Manipulation events can help a lot in these situations.

            14 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Print from WebView

                Give us a Print() function for the UWP WebView control. Using WebViewBrush isn't an acceptable response.

                24 votes
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                • [UWP] Capture WebView http request

                  Need capture all the http request or resource request, such as : http request in js, css, image resouces file…
                  http request includes get or post request(url and body)

                  While android and ios can do it. UWP need it.

                  Thanks,
                  Jimmy (win10app@outlook.com)

                  40 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make it possible in WebView to accept invalid certificate for HTTPS website.

                    There is currently no way, how to display in WebView HTTPS web page with invalid certificate, even with user specific opt-in.
                    It's possible to specify in HttpClient types of invalid certificates to accept, same opt-in should ideally work in WebView as well.

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                      3 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • WebView focus misbehave

                      Repro:
                      UWP single-page app with WebView as only control. Edge 25.10586.0.0 @ Win10

                      When App is activated, WebView control gets focus (and receives corresponding event), but the content of the WebView (eg HTML) does NOT get a focus and document.hasFocus() remains false.

                      If user clicks on the HTML, document.hasFocus() becomes true and WebView receives LostFocus event(!)

                      Expected behaviour: WebView focus is in sync with document.hasFocus()

                      3 votes
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                      • HTTP Strict Transport Security and Mixed Content Blocking is not working in UWP WebView

                        Right now when displaying online web page in Windows 10 WebView the HSTS security feature is not working. Also the WebView allows scripts from any source to load even though the page is loaded via HTTPS.
                        These are business critical security features that the WebView must support at least via opt-in or specific manifest settings. Note both these features work in Edge, so I guess it's just a matter of making it available in WebView.

                        See these pages for testing HSTS and mixed content:
                        https://hsts.badssl.com/
                        https://mixed-script.badssl.com/

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                        • Change WebView: Give developers more APIs for creating new browsers

                          MS Edge is not bad however people have different requirements for web browsers. The current WebAPIs are too limited for developers to create a new browser. You should give people more freedom and more APIs to create new browsers. And please don't always use security risk as excuse for not allowing people to create more creative apps than Edge.

                          I'd like to suggest that creating APIs for:
                          1, Allowing specify proxies in third-party apps.
                          2, More events support for WebView: for example, gesture support
                          3, Allowing third-party Apps to processing the network input/output, like handling CSS/Javascript files/image files/stream files.
                          4,…

                          13 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Give WebView access to the javascript History API

                            Javascript provides a History API with which you can manipulation certain aspects of the browsing history. For example, history.replaceState() replaces the url of the current website in the browsing history. However, it is not possible to detect these changes in WebView without injecting javascript to replace the funtion calls. This solution is quite hacky and a lot of work

                            6 votes
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                            • WebView: Expose DOM as C#/.NET API

                              It's great to introduce an Edge Browser into a UWP application via the WebView. It would be especially powerful and useful to be able to access the DOM that is in the currently loaded page of the WebView control and have full control over querying it and even modifying it if necessary.

                              There have been many DOM APIs created in MSFT's history, so it's now time to build another one. :)

                              38 votes
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                              • More control of top bar on project Westminster

                                Hi!

                                I want to suggest to add more control of top bar on project Westminster. Like change his color (like a native UWP) and toggle full screen mode.

                                Cheers!

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                                • Disable Scrolling and zooming in WebView

                                  Using the webview control is sometimes a big pain. Please create properties for disable Scrolling, Pan and Zoom and Auto ressizing the webview.

                                  28 votes
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                                  • webview NavigateToLocalStreamUri

                                    In windows phone 8.1/windows 8.1 was added to the webview the method NavigateToLocalStreamUri wich uses a IUriToStreamResolver to send the resources to the webview.

                                    This control is not compatible with XMLHttpRequest but only with HTML requested uri (eg: image src).

                                    Should be possibile to use the same control to intercept local XMLHTTPRequest (with all data - headers, POST data) and respond to the client (a structured response will be appeciated.. not only the byte[] of the resource..).

                                    4 votes
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                                    • File Upload in WebView of Windows Phone 8.1

                                      I have been struggling to upload files from WebView since last few days and there is no progress. Everything works well, The button is visible and it says "Choose File", however if you click the button nothing happens. can anyone with WindowsPhone knowledge help me? Its an XAML WebView app not silverlight app.

                                      Please vote here to enable photo upload option in webview apps for windows phone

                                      15 votes
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                                      • HTML select element should wrap items in WebBrowser control

                                        When using an html <select> element with <option> that have long text, the WebBrowser control does not wrap the text, and as a result the options can get truncated. In certain circumstances, this makes the control unusable as one cannot differentiate between different items in the list. In Internet Explorer on the same device, the menu items wrap as expected.

                                        Android and other devices (including Internet Explorer on WP) do wrap the items so the user can see the full content of the items.

                                        More details:
                                        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/37c7e663-51e5-4ae9-b877-b58c90f6f9f3/html-select-native-menu-doesnt-wrap-items-like-mobile-internet-explorer?forum=wpdevelop

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                                        • Improve IE scroll lag with translate3d to move a set of rows using requestAnimationFrame

                                          Using translate3d to move a set of rows using requestAnimationFrame to change the position every tick, the problem is it's really slow and laggy when scrolling the whole grid of rows up and down.

                                          Details here
                                          https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/c795dd99-8924-4862-a64c-4c3295d36ba4/scroll-lag-with-translate3d-to-move-a-set-of-rows-using-requestanimationframe?forum=wpdevelop

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