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Counting on Microsoft Edge

The rise of the edge WebView2 control*, a sunset for Chromium


*delivered with the next Business Client version 8.0


Microsoft Edge WebView2 control is a version of Chromium with regular platform updates to the latest Chromium features and automated security patches (optional).

Chromium is the browser engine that most mainstream browsers now use for HTML rendering.

Using Microsoft Edge Web View2 control has the following benefits:


  • improved quality
  • improved security
  • easy maintenance
  • a future-proof solution


It also means that you can liberate yourself from the Cef Chromium control open source component.


All you need to do is install the new web control. Updates will then be retrieved directly from Microsoft as with the standalone Microsoft Edge web browser.


How to do it – see here:

SAP Business Client for Desktop Installation – SAP Help Portal


More Benefits of using Microsoft Edge Web View2 and SAP Business Client 7.70:

The Dynamic Browser Control Selection


Using SAP Business Client 7.70 with the Chromium browser control for rendering HTML content, you can run different browser tabs with different browser controls at the same time. You can thus choose the ideal browser control for each target application (for example using ActiveX).


See more:

Using SAP Business Client with Dynamic Browser Control Selection – SAP Help Portal


Note: Cef Chromium(Chromium Embedded Framework, Open Source Version of Google Chrome)  will be supported until 2.4. 2024


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      Author's profile photo Sandra Rossi
      Sandra Rossi

      Thanks. I was intrigued about the meaning of "cef chromium". Is it "Chomium embedded framework"? chromiumembedded/cef: Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) official mirror. A simple framework for embedding Chromium-based browsers in other applications. (

      Author's profile photo Sandra Thimme
      Sandra Thimme
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks for your comment and yes it is 🙂

      Author's profile photo Terri Miller
      Terri Miller

      Very good post, thank you.

      I am interested in the issue of using the control for automated work, i.e. the use of its so-called bots. Are there any contraindications not to use it for this purpose? What does the memory of the control / program that uses it look like after a few / several hours of continuous work? Then there are memory leaks?


      Author's profile photo Sandra Thimme
      Sandra Thimme
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Terri,

      I am not quite sure what you want to achieve, but please have a look at the following documentation:


      Kind Regards,