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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.

Posted 5-Feb-13 1:20am

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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.
joe_j 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 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 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 6-Feb-13 4:15am
I'd start with Alternatively, you could always build from the source that Google uses from Chrome:
joe_j 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 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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