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

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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Hi @PrasanthKalivarapu-1062 , As far as I know, Edge IE mode supports ActiveX controls, only Silverlight will end support on October 12, 2021. For more details, you could refer to this doc: edge-ie-mode. And you could check this case, it may be can help you.



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We tried this and it is opening in same window. need to open in different tab.
Also tried using windows.navigate function and while trying to open it is opening 2 times with 2 different tabs.

Please let us know what is the alternate method we can try for this scenario.

Thanks
Prasanth

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Hi @PrasanthKalivarapu-1062 , Apps developed for IE should work in Microsoft Edge through IE mode. According to this blog, if it doesn't work, you can connect with the App Assure team for remediation assistance. You can submit a request for assistance through their website or reach out via email (ACHELP@microsoft.com).

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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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