Announcing General Availability for Microsoft Edge WebView2 for .NET and Fixed Distribution Method

Olia Gavrysh

Today, we are excited to announce that Microsoft Edge WebView2 is now generally available for use in production .NET 5, .NET Core, and .NET Framework Windows Forms and WPF applications on existing Windows versions! Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that WebView2’s Fixed Version Distribution mode is also generally available for production applications.

Previously, at Build, we introduced the .NET preview of WebView2, Microsoft’s latest browser control built on the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge that renders web content (HTML / CSS / JavaScript) in .NET applications. In October, we announced that WebView2 would be generally available for Win32 C/C++ applications.

We want to thank all of our early users and developers that engaged with us throughout the WebView2 Preview period. The tremendous amount of support and enthusiasm we’ve received from the community has been unparalleled. Constant feedback, bug reports, and feature requests have helped shape the WebView2 product roadmap and we look forward to continuing to respond to the needs of the community.

To learn more check out our documentationa history of .NET browser controls, our Win32 announcement, additional WebView2 resources, and watch the demo of the usage of the WebView2 control from the .NET Conf 2020 keynote below.

Going forward, we will continue updating the WebView2 SDK approximately every 6 weeks driven by your feedback. To keep up with the latest updates checkout our Release Notes and follow the WebView2 Announcements Repo.

Getting Started

To get started with WebView2, check out our getting started guides:

Give us your feedback

Your feedback is our main factor in creating the Roadmap and prioritizing work items. Please share your opinions, suggestions, and details on your scenarios in our  feedback repo. We appreciate your help!

We can’t wait to see what you build!


Palak Goel, Program Manager, Microsoft Edge

Olia Gavrysh, Program Manager, .NET