Gapotchenko.FX.Diagnostics.WebBrowser 2022.2.7

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<PackageReference Include="Gapotchenko.FX.Diagnostics.WebBrowser" Version="2022.2.7" />
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paket add Gapotchenko.FX.Diagnostics.WebBrowser --version 2022.2.7
#r "nuget: Gapotchenko.FX.Diagnostics.WebBrowser, 2022.2.7"
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// Install Gapotchenko.FX.Diagnostics.WebBrowser as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Gapotchenko.FX.Diagnostics.WebBrowser&version=2022.2.7

// Install Gapotchenko.FX.Diagnostics.WebBrowser as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Gapotchenko.FX.Diagnostics.WebBrowser&version=2022.2.7


It turns out that launching a web browser is a black voodoo art that should be grasped on every particular version of an operating system.

.NET developers used to do this trick back in the day:

using System.Diagnostics;


Looks easy enough? It is, but there is a catch (or lots of them):

  • Sometimes web browser is started while the Process.Start(…) method throws an exception on some machines
  • Sometimes it starts not the default web browser but Internet Explorer or Edge. Go figure. Spotted on more than several occasions on different machines at random points of time
  • It does nothing on some machines
  • It fails on .NET Core

The Solution

Gapotchenko.FX.Diagnostics.WebBrowser module provides WebBrowser class with a single Launch method.

A pure joy to use that comes without aforementioned drawbacks of the Process.Start(…) method:

using Gapotchenko.FX.Diagnostics;


Commonly Used Types

  • Gapotchenko.FX.Diagnostics.WebBrowser

Other Modules

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Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 is compatible.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 is compatible.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 is compatible.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 was computed.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 is compatible.  netcoreapp2.1 is compatible.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 is compatible.  netcoreapp3.1 was computed. 
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 is compatible.  netstandard2.1 is compatible. 
.NET Framework net46 is compatible.  net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 is compatible.  net472 is compatible.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed. 
MonoMac monomac was computed. 
MonoTouch monotouch was computed. 
Tizen tizen40 was computed.  tizen60 was computed. 
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios was computed. 
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac was computed. 
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos was computed. 
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos was computed. 
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