HoloLens 2 and Xbox will support WebView2 controls

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Microsoft stated during the annual Build 2023 developer event that HoloLens 2 and Xbox would benefit from WebView2’s benefits. This change will enable the display of dynamic web content in spatially aware and app integrated 3D apps. It will also enhance remote debugging, improve output, and support current web features for media app developers. HoloLens 2 preview comes with WebView2 preview. This allows developers to show dynamic web content in 3D apps that are both spatially aware and app-integrated.

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Also, Xbox will get WebView2 support later this year. This will help media app developers by improving output and enabling better remote debugging. It will also support cutting – edge web features. This update will make it easier to switch from the old Edge HTML Web View, resulting in a better user experience.

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WebView2 is now being used by the remote access and control computer programme, Teamviewer. At the event, the company did mention the many pros of using WebView2. This includes better security, reusable architecture, cutting back on memory usage, and top debugging tools.

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The use of the new API, according to Microsoft’s own research and testing, can lower the memory footprint by up to 20%. Developers can create whole native apps inside a WebView2 instance or integrate web code into specific native app parts using WebView2. Also, WebView2 makes it easier to share code, which results in more code reuse and less need for system – specific development. Microsoft fully supports WebView2 and actively absorbs new feature requests on systems it supports.

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The Microsoft Edge browser powers WebView2, which offers developers the benefits of both web and native capacity in their apps. This includes the ability to share code, access web ecology, and make use of native functions. WebView2 is built on the open – source Chromium project and uses the Edge (Chromium) browser as its render engine. It enables the embedding of web content in native apps.

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Reports from the company show that WebView 2 control is already active on Holo Lens 2 devices. However, only devices running Windows 11 can enjoy this feature. The Windows 11 update for Holo Lens 2 hit the public on April 13, 2023. The update adds the WebView2 control in preview mode. As for the Xbox, there is no report on when the support will arrive. However, we know that it will come, it’s only a matter of time.

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