About this article
This article will explain how to install WebView2. Sections in this article:
What is WebView2?
Microsoft Edge WebView2 is a technology for embedded web content in native applications and is one of the technical prerequisites for Templafy Hive. WebView2 is used for displaying the WebApp in the VSTO add-ins but also for doing things like authentication in Templafy Desktop.
Check if WebView2 is already installed
WebView2 might already be distributed centrally by your IT department. You can check for that by going to the
Start Menu -->
Add or Remove Programs and searching for WebView2.
Installing WebView2 Evergreen Bootstrapper
The Evergreen Bootstrapper is a self updating installation for WebView2 that is lightweight and low maintenance and can be downloaded here:
Installing WebView2 Fixed Version
If an offline installation of WebView2 is required for compliance purposes then the Fixed version is also available. The Fixed Version is not self-updating and can cause future compatibility issues with the components of Templafy that use WebView2. It can be downloaded here:
Updating of WebView2
Updating of WebView2 generally follows the Microsoft Edge Stable release schedule which is about once every 1-2 months. The Evergreen Boostrapper will automatically take care of updates. The schedule can be viewed here for reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployedge/microsoft-edge-release-schedule