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Hi,
 
I have been using WebBroser control to show up webpages on windowsn apps.
Are there any other alternatives to use as the WebBrowser is less in functions and its getting a bit complex to manage and format it.
 
regards
Joe
Posted 5-Feb-13 2:20am
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If you want to show web formatted content, your choices are to show a browser, or parse the data and display it yourself - this is a painful process, and one that you would be better off avoiding.
 
If you're concerned about the quality of the web page, you do have the option of embedding a different web engine - you could embed a Gecko or WebKit engine and use that.
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joe_j at 5-Feb-13 8:01am
   
The main issues that im facing with WebBrowser control is Zooming and page fit.
Would there be any control that can be easily worked with like WebBrowser?
Pete O'Hanlon at 5-Feb-13 10:28am
   
No there isn't. You either have to create your own web viewer (effectively writing your own mini web browser), or you use one of the inbuilt browsers.
joe_j at 6-Feb-13 0:55am
   
Thanks Pete, guess then I have no easy way out. Would you be knowing of any good tutorial or "how to" for using WebKit or Gecko?
Pete O'Hanlon at 6-Feb-13 4:15am
   
I'd start with https://github.com/webkitdotnet/webkitdotnet/wiki/Building-WebKit.NET-with-Visual-Studio-2010-Express%3A-A-Visual-Step-By-Step-Guide. Alternatively, you could always build from the source that Google uses from Chrome: http://www.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/build-instructions-windows.
joe_j at 6-Feb-13 4:17am
   
I already started testing it, but by no way the page is navigating. ill check that. thanks
Pete O'Hanlon at 6-Feb-13 4:20am
   
Not a problem. Good luck. We've used it to embed WebKit into a WPF project for a client of ours. I have to say that it was sweet.

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