WebView2.DevTools.Dom 2.0.1

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dotnet add package WebView2.DevTools.Dom --version 2.0.1                
NuGet\Install-Package WebView2.DevTools.Dom -Version 2.0.1                
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<PackageReference Include="WebView2.DevTools.Dom" Version="2.0.1" />                
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paket add WebView2.DevTools.Dom --version 2.0.1                
#r "nuget: WebView2.DevTools.Dom, 2.0.1"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install WebView2.DevTools.Dom as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=WebView2.DevTools.Dom&version=2.0.1

// Install WebView2.DevTools.Dom as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=WebView2.DevTools.Dom&version=2.0.1                

WebView2 DevTools DOM

WebView2 DevTools Dom is a port of puppeteer-sharp by Darío Kondratiuk that has been adapted specifically for use with WebView2.

  • Direct communication with the CoreWebView2 via the DevTools protocol (no need to open a Remote Debugging Port).
  • 1:1 mapping of WebView2DevToolsContext and CoreWebView2 (create a single WebView2DevToolsContext per CoreWebView2 instance)
  • The primary focus of this project is DOM access/manipulation and Javascript execution/evaluation.
  • Only a subset of the Puppeteer Sharp features were ported (It maybe possible to port additional features if sufficent user demand).


This project has adopted a variant of the Sponsorware open source model. To ensure the project maintainer/developer (@amaitland) can support the project the source will be released under an MIT license when the target of 25 sponsors signup to the WebView2 DevTools Dom Supporter tier here on GitHub. Sponsors will get priority support and automatically gain access to the project source. Everyone is free to download and use the Nuget package.


  • .Net 4.6.2 or .Net Core 3.1 or greater
  • Microsoft.Web.WebView2.DevToolsProtocolExtension 1.0.824 or greater

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The WebView2DevToolsContext class is the main entry point into the library and can be created from a CoreWebView2 instance. Only a single WebView2DevToolsContext should exist at any given time, when you are finished them make sure you dispose via DisposeAsync.

var devtoolsContext = await coreWebView2.CreateDevToolsContextAsync();

// Manually dispose of context (only DisposeAsync is supported as the whole API is async)
await devToolsContext.DisposeAsync();
// Dispose automatically via await using
// https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/standard/garbage-collection/implementing-disposeasync#using-async-disposable
await using var devtoolsContext = await coreWebView2.CreateDevToolsContextAsync();

DOM Access

Read/write to the DOM

<a id='snippet-queryselector'></a>

coreWebView2.NavigationCompleted += async (sender, args) =>
        // WebView2DevToolsContext implements IAsyncDisposable and can be Disposed
        // via await using or await devToolsContext.DisposeAsync();
        // https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/standard/garbage-collection/implementing-disposeasync#using-async-disposable
        await using var devToolsContext = await coreWebView2.CreateDevToolsContextAsync();

        // Get element by Id
        // https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Document/querySelector
        var element = await devToolsContext.QuerySelectorAsync("#myElementId");

        //Strongly typed element types
        //Only a subset of element types have been added so far, use HtmlElement as a generic type for all others
        var htmlDivElement = await devToolsContext.QuerySelectorAsync<HtmlDivElement>("#myDivElementId");
        var htmlSpanElement = await devToolsContext.QuerySelectorAsync<HtmlSpanElement>("#mySpanElementId");
        var htmlSelectElement = await devToolsContext.QuerySelectorAsync<HtmlSelectElement>("#mySelectElementId");
        var htmlInputElement = await devToolsContext.QuerySelectorAsync<HtmlInputElement>("#myInputElementId");
        var htmlFormElement = await devToolsContext.QuerySelectorAsync<HtmlFormElement>("#myFormElementId");
        var htmlAnchorElement = await devToolsContext.QuerySelectorAsync<HtmlAnchorElement>("#myAnchorElementId");
        var htmlImageElement = await devToolsContext.QuerySelectorAsync<HtmlImageElement>("#myImageElementId");
        var htmlTextAreaElement = await devToolsContext.QuerySelectorAsync<HtmlImageElement>("#myTextAreaElementId");
        var htmlButtonElement = await devToolsContext.QuerySelectorAsync<HtmlButtonElement>("#myButtonElementId");
        var htmlParagraphElement = await devToolsContext.QuerySelectorAsync<HtmlParagraphElement>("#myParagraphElementId");

        // Get a custom attribute value
        var customAttribute = await element.GetAttributeAsync<string>("data-customAttribute");

        //Set innerText property for the element
        await element.SetPropertyValueAsync("innerText", "Welcome!");

        await element.SetInnerTextAsync("Welcome 2!");

        //Get innerText property for the element
        var innerText = await element.GetInnerTextAsync();
        //Can also be acessed via calling GetPropertyValueAsync
        //Can use this method to get any property that isn't currently mapped
        innerText = await element.GetPropertyValueAsync<string>("innerText");

        //Get all child elements
        var childElements = await element.QuerySelectorAllAsync("div");

        //Change CSS style background colour
        _ = await element.EvaluateFunctionAsync("e => e.style.backgroundColor = 'yellow'");

        //Type text in an input field
        await element.TypeAsync("Welcome to my Website!");

        //Scroll Element into View (if needed)
        //Can optional specify a Rect to be scrolled into view, relative to the node's border box,
        //in CSS pixels. When omitted, center of the node will be used
        await element.ScrollIntoViewIfNeededAsync();

        //Click The element
        await element.ClickAsync();

        //Event Handler
        //Expose a function to javascript, functions persist across navigations
        //So only need to do this once
        await devToolsContext.ExposeFunctionAsync("jsAlertButtonClick", () =>
            _ = devToolsContext.EvaluateExpressionAsync("window.alert('Hello! You invoked window.alert()');");

        var jsAlertButton = await devToolsContext.QuerySelectorAsync("#jsAlertButton");

        //Write up the click event listner to call our exposed function
        _ = jsAlertButton.AddEventListenerAsync("click", "jsAlertButtonClick");

        //Get a collection of HtmlElements
        var divElements = await devToolsContext.QuerySelectorAllAsync("div");

        foreach (var div in divElements)
            // Get a reference to the CSSStyleDeclaration
            var style = await div.GetStyleAsync();

            //Set the border to 1px solid red
            await style.SetPropertyAsync("border", "1px solid red", important: true);

            await div.SetAttributeAsync("data-customAttribute", "123");
            await div.SetInnerTextAsync("Updated Div innerText");

<sup><a href='/WebView2.DevTools.Dom.Tests/QuerySelectorTests/DevToolsContextQuerySelectorTests.cs#L20-L109' title='Snippet source file'>snippet source</a> | <a href='#snippet-queryselector' title='Start of snippet'>anchor</a></sup>

Inject HTML

<a id='snippet-setcontentasync'></a>

// WebView2DevToolsContext implements IAsyncDisposable and can be Disposed
// via await using or await devToolsContext.DisposeAsync();
// https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/standard/garbage-collection/implementing-disposeasync#using-async-disposable
await using var devtoolsContext = await coreWebView2.CreateDevToolsContextAsync();
await devtoolsContext.SetContentAsync("<div>My Receipt</div>");
var result = await devtoolsContext.GetContentAsync();

<sup><a href='/WebView2.DevTools.Dom.Tests/DevToolsContextTests/SetContentTests.cs#L22-L30' title='Snippet source file'>snippet source</a> | <a href='#snippet-setcontentasync' title='Start of snippet'>anchor</a></sup>

Evaluate Javascript

<a id='snippet-evaluate'></a>

await webView2Browser.EnsureCoreWebView2Async();

// WebView2DevToolsContext implements IAsyncDisposable and can be Disposed
// via await using or await devToolsContext.DisposeAsync();
// https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/standard/garbage-collection/implementing-disposeasync#using-async-disposable
await using var devToolsContext = await webView2Browser.CoreWebView2.CreateDevToolsContextAsync();
await devToolsContext.IgnoreCertificateErrorsAsync(true);
var seven = await devToolsContext.EvaluateExpressionAsync<int>("4 + 3");
var someObject = await devToolsContext.EvaluateFunctionAsync<dynamic>("(value) => ({a: value})", 5);

<sup><a href='/WebView2.DevTools.Dom.Tests/QuerySelectorTests/ElementHandleQuerySelectorEvalTests.cs#L19-L31' title='Snippet source file'>snippet source</a> | <a href='#snippet-evaluate' title='Start of snippet'>anchor</a></sup>


  • Drag Interception/Events
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