Activex olewebbrowser control is not functioning after making edge with IE compatible mode,

Prasanth Kalivarapu 26 Reputation points
2021-09-17T10:31:44.863+00:00

We have been using olewebbrowser control which was build based on internet explorer.
Since IE will be going out of support, we were planning to use edge browser with IE compatible mode by removing Internet Explorer (Uninstalling internet explorer).

We have tried making edge as default browser and running into issues such as not able to navigate to links from the current page if its target is set to "_blank".

Need to know whether Edge is really compatible and can be used similar to internet explorer(ActiveX).
Or What is the alternate browser that we can achieve all the functionalities that use as of today?

Please let us know since we were in a bad situation thinking about changes wrt IE.

Additional Info: Olewebbrowser utilized from PowerBuilder. Product was build from 90's and working perfectly fine with IE till today.

Thanks
Prasanth

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  1. Castorix31 82,491 Reputation points
    2021-09-20T11:08:19.613+00:00

    Or What is the alternate browser that we can achieve all the functionalities that use as of today?

    The control which replaces WebBrowser is WebView2
    I tested it in different languages (C++, C#, VB) on Windows 10 (1909) and it works very well

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