Comparing process working sets of WebView-based Windows Desktop apps

noseratio profile image Andrew Nosenko Updated on ・1 min read

The original source code repo is here.

Updated, related discussion in MicrosoftEdge Feedback repo.

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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