Load a Web Page

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This recipe shows how to load a web page in a WebView.

Recipe

  • Create a layout file that contains a WebView, such as Main.axml in the example code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<WebView xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
  android:layout_width="fill_parent"
  android:layout_height="fill_parent"
  android:id="@+id/LocalWebView">
</WebView>
  • Use the Main.axml as the view for your activity and assign the WebView to a local variable.
SetContentView (Resource.Layout.Main);

WebView localWebView = FindViewById<WebView>(Resource.Id.LocalWebView);
webView.SetWebViewClient (new WebViewClient ()); // stops request going to Web Browser
localWebView.LoadUrl("http://developer.xamarin.com");

If the website you are navigating to requires Javascript, enable it via the Settings.JavaScriptEnabled property:

webView.Settings.JavaScriptEnabled = true;
webView.LoadUrl("http://youtube.com");

Xamarin Workbook

If it's not already installed, install the Xamarin Workbooks app first. The workbook file should download automatically, but if it doesn't, just click to start the workbook download manually.