Using Microsoft Edge in a native Windows desktop app – part 1

Earlier this month, Microsoft has released the new version of its Edge browser, based on the Chromium project. The new browser works on Windows 10, Windows 8.x, and Windows 7, as well as macOS, iOS, and Android. If your application display web content, you can use the new Edge browser as the rendering engine. This is made possible through the Microsoft Edge WebView2 control, currently in developer preview. In this series, I will show how you can do this in a C++ Windows desktop application.

Chrome 11 Speech Input

This Wednesday Google released version 11 of the Chrome Browser. One of the most important addition was the support for speech recognition for English. One can enable speech recognition in an input field by adding the x-webkit-speech proprietary attribute, like in this example:

The result should look like this (of course, in Chrome 11,…

IE9 – First Day Impressions

Today I decided to give a try to Internet Explorer 9, currently in the Release Candidate phase, and available to download at http://www.beautyoftheweb.com. These are the impressions after the first day. I used it for my usual browsing activity, such as email, search, facebook, etc. No benchmarking or things like that. Unfortunatelly, I can’t say…