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Comparing process working sets of WebView-based Windows Desktop apps

noseratio profile image Andrew Nosenko Updated on ・1 min read

Updated, related discussion in MicrosoftEdge Feedback repo. The source code repo with examples of each WebView-based app mentioned here is now available, too.

Let's compare the working sets of various WebView-based Windows Desktop apps. Each application simply loads the Bing homepage.

App Working set size
Legacy IE11 WebBrowser WPF 164 MB
MSEdge WebView2 WPF 582 MB
Chromely/CefSharp 516 MB
Electron v10 570 MB

A screenshot of Process Explorer:

WebView working memory sets

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