How to set custom WebViewClient on Android handler

jw 1 Reputation point

I am working on brand new Maui app, and would like to know how I can use a custom WebViewClient on Android, using MAUI handlers.
I have tried the AppendToMapping, or PrependToMapping but couldn't get it working without fully overriding the handler.

Can somebody point me in the right direction wit a sample?

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  1. Wenyan Zhang (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 25,586 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello @jw ,

    You can follow the steps below:

    Register the handler using the AddHandler method in the MauiProgram class

      builder.UseMauiApp<App>().ConfigureMauiHandlers(Handlers =>  
         #if __ANDROID__  
                    Handlers.AddHandler(typeof(MyCustomWebView), typeof(MyCustomWebViewHandler));// MyCustomWebView should be your webview  

    Override the CreatePlatformView method that renders the platform control in MyCustomWebViewHandler class, and you can call SetWebViewClient method to set the WebViewClient

      partial class MyCustomWebViewHandler: WebViewHandler  
             protected override Android.Webkit.WebView CreatePlatformView()  
                 Android.Webkit.WebView customWebView =  new Android.Webkit.WebView(Android.App.Application.Context);  
                 customWebView.SetWebViewClient(new MyCustomWebClient());//your WebViewClient   
                customWebView.SetWebChromeClient(new MyCustomWebChomeClient());// your WebChomeClient  
                 return customWebView;  

    For more details , refer to .NET MAUI control customization with handlers - .NET MAUI | Microsoft Learn and Porting Custom Renderers to Handlers in Wiki

    Best Regards,
    Wenyan Zhang

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