Microsoft Edge WebView2 integrated with iManage Work Desktop for Windows

iManage Work Desktop for Windows previously used DotNetBrowser Chromium control. From version 10.5.0 onwards, iManage Work Desktop for Windows uses Microsoft Edge WebView2 instead. Microsoft Edge WebView2 is integrated with:

  • Sign-in forms (OAuth 2.0, SAML, and Explicit)

  • Integrated application pickers including offline pickers (Open, Save As, and Save As New Version dialog boxes)

  • Integrated application task panes (Timelines, Properties, and Versions)

  • Send and File and Browse and File options

Microsoft Edge WebView2 runtime is not part of iManage Work Desktop for Windows installation package and must be installed prior to installing iManage Work Desktop for Windows 10.5.0. iManage installer checks to see whether Microsoft Edge WebView2 runtime is installed. If it is not present, an error message states that Microsoft Edge WebView2 is required and the installer closes. For information about installing Microsoft Edge WebView2, refer to the Requirements section in iManage Work Desktop for Windows Installation Guide.

IMPORTANT:

  • The registry setting EnableChromiumBrowser that was previously used to enable Chromium browser control is deprecated in iManage Work Desktop for Windows 10.5.0.

  • There are no interface changes made.

Microsoft Edge WebView2, iManage Work Panel, and iManage Tracker

Microsoft Edge WebView2 is integrated with iManage Work Panel and iManage Tracker. It is disabled by default. This is because Microsoft Edge WebView2 implements drag-and-drop differently from DotNetBrowser and does not support customized drag-and-drop event handling used by iManage Work Desktop for Windows. To enable Microsoft Edge WebView2 support for iManage Work Panel and iManage Tracker, use the following registry setting:

  • Location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\iManage\Work\10.0\Client

  • Name: EnableWebView2WorkPane

  • Type: REG_DWORD

  • Value:

    • 0 Disabled (Default)

    • 1 Enabled