The integration of WebKit and the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) is a very interesting and powerful extension to Xojo. However, the potential of this integration is only available very rudimentarily and developers can only use basic functions at the moment.
If you look at those applications that already use CEF, you will recognize many known products. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium_Embedded_Framework
I believe that we need only a few additional extensions (consistent across all platforms) in order to make better use of this. This was already demanded also in other threads on this forum.
I think a similar technique is used by PhoneGap/Apache Cordova to make many things possible.
The use of NewWindow and TitleChanged events are not very flexible and modern concepts to combine Xojo with this powerful browser.
Richard, you should file a feature request with the feedback application. It is the only way to have the ear of Xojo engineers.
Please check MBS Plugin with chromium classes:
We also have WebKit classes for Linux. And a lot of classes for Mac as well as functions for IE.
We love the MBS plugins (we bought most of them and use them a lot) but in this case we would aspire a consistent cross-platform solution in both ways and the CEF would provide all features to implement such a solution.
A cross platform solution is difficult. You can write your own methods to abstract the details, but each browser is internally implemented very differently.
Of course we understand that such a solution isn’t that easy but we would only refer to WebKit respectively CEF (no InternetExplorer or anything like that). I think they should be quite similar - not?
In my opinion this would a great extension for Xojo which is known for seamless and powerful cross-platform solutions.
WebKit on Linux has a c API we can use.
Chromium has a different C API on Windows.
And one Mac we have objective C API from Apple.
They all have similar features but some things are missing or handled very different.
So it’s hard to use on different platforms.
It would be great if these features were implemented by Xojo via a simplified interface.
Just this morning I added more properties to my WKWebViewControlMBS control.
In general I try to have all platforms equal feature wise.