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Class: BrowserView

Create and control views.

Note: The BrowserView API is currently experimental and may change or be removed in future Electron releases.

Process: Main

A BrowserView can be used to embed additional web content into a BrowserWindow. It is like a child window, except that it is positioned relative to its owning window. It is meant to be an alternative to the webview tag.


// In the main process.
const {BrowserView, BrowserWindow} = require('electron')

let win = new BrowserWindow({width: 800, height: 600})
win.on('closed', () => {
  win = null

let view = new BrowserView({
  webPreferences: {
    nodeIntegration: false
view.setBounds(0, 0, 300, 300)

new BrowserView([options]) Experimental

Instance Properties

Objects created with new BrowserView have the following properties:

view.webContents Experimental

A webContents object owned by this view.

win.id Experimental

A Integer representing the unique ID of the view.

Instance Methods

Objects created with new BrowserWindow have the following instance methods:

win.setAutoResize(options) Experimental

win.setBounds(bounds) Experimental

Resizes and moves the view to the supplied bounds relative to the window.

win.setBackgroundColor(color) Experimental

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