Edge WebView2 Object Plugin
The Edge WebView2 object lets you display a web site on the page or dialog, just like it would appear in the Chromium-based Edge web browser. It does this by taking advantage of the Microsoft Edge WebView2 control that needs to be present on the target system. Specifically, it embeds this control directly into your AutoPlay application at run time. This essentially places the Edge rendering engine on your page and uses it to display HTML in your application. The end result is pretty much the same as what you would see in Edge itself, except that the desktop browser interface is not visible. Therefore it looks like the web page is built right into your application. You can use it to display online web content on the Internet, or to display locally stored web pages directly off a CD-ROM (or the user's hard drive).
This plugin comes with a dependency module, which you should add to your project, in order to make sure that the required Microsoft Edge WebView2 runtime is available on the target computer. Without this component, the Edge Webview2 will not load and no content can be displayed. If the runtime is not detected, it will allow the download of the online installer, before opening your application.
Documentation and sample project
The actions and functionality provided in this new object plugin was designed to match the original Internet Explorer-based Web object as closely as possible. If you ever used the Web object, you will have no issues with the Edge object.
The plugin comes with an HTML help file, explaining all available functions. Also, a sample project (*.apz) is provided, which you can import into your workspace and run, to see the new object in action immediately.
Cache and cookies
The Edge WebView2 Object will store its browsing cache and cookies in the user's LOCALAPPDATA. This approach allows to keep preferences, settings, logins, cookies etc. between sessions.
When built as a web/email executable, the AutoPlay Media Studio application would decompress itself in the user's TEMP folder, and there the cookies would also be stored. However, on finishing/closing the application, all data is removed from the temporary folder, and by doing so, all cache and cookies are lost. By saving the data in the application data folder, information is kept, making the use of the WebView2 component less annoying for the end user. Of course, if desired, the cache and cookies can manually be cleared by deleting the folder contents.
The typical path for the cookies is:
For an AutoPlay Media Studio application built for web/email, the name would be "autorun.exe". If you publish the application to a hard drive folder or USB drive, it may have any name.
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All software products were tested and found to work, but they are provided without any explicit guarantee that they will work in every possible environment without further customization. If you need support or consulting, please contact me.
If you are a licensed user of the commercial version of AutoPlay Media Studio (not the Personal Edition, and also not the Evaluation), there is no cost for you for this plugin.
Please download and run the License Request Utility, which will gather the required information for account validation and license key creation. Once you run this tool, it will allow to send an email with your complimentary license request.
This tool requires that you have a default email client installed, such as Outlook, TheBat, etc. for sending emails.
After your request was processed, you will receive a reply with a download link and your license file, which unlocks the plugin on your computer. As a registered user, you may request up to two license files for free.
If you are using AutoPlay Media Studio without having a commercial license, you still can obtain this plugin, but it will not be free of charge.
To purchase this plugin, please click the "Get Download" button below, and submit the payment. You will also need to run the License Request Utility to submit the email, so the license file can be generated.
To receive a download link for this software, please click the button below. After the payment is confirmed, you will receive a download link per email automatically and may install this software, use it for commercial and personal projects.
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