As you may have heard, Microsoft made available to the public its Chromium-powered Edge browser. Maybe this question won’t qualify as technical interview question but:

If Puppeteer-Sharp automates Chromium, and Microsoft Edge (insider) is powered by chromium, that would mean that…


When you call Puppeteer.LaunchAsync, one of the values you can set in the LaunchOptions is the ExecutablePath.

So, what would happen if we launch Puppeteer passing our Microsoft Edge browser path?

var browser = await Puppeteer.LaunchAsync(new LaunchOptions
    Headless = true,
    ExecutablePath = "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft\\Edge Dev\\Application\\msedge.exe"

Let’s write a super simple example:

var browserOptions = new LaunchOptions
    Headless = false,
    ExecutablePath = "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft\\Edge Dev\\Application\\msedge.exe"

var browser = await Puppeteer.LaunchAsync(browserOptions);
var page = await browser.NewPageAsync();

await page.SetContentAsync("<div>Testing</div>");


demo running

And after a few tweaks in puppeteer-sharp, and one similar change in puppeteer, we managed to get all tests running using Microsoft Edge!

tests running

So we can say that Puppeteer-Sharp v1.14 is fully compatible with Microsoft Edge Insider version


Don’t stop coding!