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README.md

MSIE JavaScript Engine for .NET NuGet version Download count

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This project is a .NET wrapper for working with the JavaScript engines of Internet Explorer and Edge Legacy (JsRT versions of Chakra, ActiveScript version of Chakra and Classic JavaScript Engine). Project was based on the code of SassAndCoffee.JavaScript, Chakra Sample Hosts and jsrt-dotnet.

MSIE JavaScript Engine requires a installation of Internet Explorer or Edge Legacy on the machine and can work in 5 modes, that are defined in the JsEngineMode enumeration:

  • Auto. Automatically selects the most modern JavaScript engine from available on the machine.
  • Classic. Classic MSIE JavaScript engine (supports ECMAScript 3 with possibility of using the ECMAScript 5 Polyfill and the JSON2 library). Requires Internet Explorer 6 or higher on the machine. Not supported in version for .NET Core.
  • ChakraActiveScript. ActiveScript version of Chakra JavaScript engine (supports ECMAScript 5). Requires Internet Explorer 9 or higher on the machine. Not supported in version for .NET Core.
  • ChakraIeJsRt. “IE” JsRT version of Chakra JavaScript engine (supports ECMAScript 5). Requires Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge Legacy on the machine.
  • ChakraEdgeJsRt. “Edge” JsRT version of Chakra JavaScript engine (supports ECMAScript 5). Requires Microsoft Edge Legacy on the machine.

The supported .NET types are as follows:

  • MsieJavaScriptEngine.Undefined
  • System.Boolean
  • System.Int32
  • System.Double
  • System.String

Installation

This library can be installed through NuGet - http://nuget.org/packages/MsieJavaScriptEngine.

Usage

Consider a simple example of usage of the MSIE JavaScript Engine:

using System;

using MsieJavaScriptEngine;
using MsieJavaScriptEngine.Helpers;

namespace MsieJavaScriptEngine.Example.Console
{
	class Program
	{
		static void Main(string[] args)
		{
			try
			{
				using (var jsEngine = new MsieJsEngine())
				{
					const string expression = "7 * 8 - 20";
					var result = jsEngine.Evaluate<int>(expression);

					Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}", expression, result);
				}
			}
			catch (JsEngineLoadException e)
			{
				Console.WriteLine("During loading of JavaScript engine an error occurred.");
				Console.WriteLine();
				Console.WriteLine(JsErrorHelpers.GenerateErrorDetails(e));
			}
			catch (JsScriptException e)
			{
				Console.WriteLine("During processing of JavaScript code an error occurred.");
				Console.WriteLine();
				Console.WriteLine(JsErrorHelpers.GenerateErrorDetails(e));
			}
			catch (JsException e)
			{
				Console.WriteLine("During working of JavaScript engine an unknown error occurred.");
				Console.WriteLine();
				Console.WriteLine(JsErrorHelpers.GenerateErrorDetails(e));
			}

			Console.ReadLine();
		}
	}
}

First we create an instance of the MsieJsEngine class. Then we evaluate a JavaScript expression by using of the Evaluate method and output its result to the console. In addition, we provide handling of the following exception types: JsEngineLoadException, JsScriptException and JsException. In the MSIE JavaScript Engine, exceptions have the following hierarchy:

  • JsException
    • JsEngineException
      • JsEngineLoadException
    • JsFatalException
    • JsScriptException
      • JsCompilationException
      • JsRuntimeException
        • JsInterruptedException
    • JsUsageException

Also, when you create an instance of the MsieJsEngine class, then you can pass the JavaScript engine settings via the constructor. Consider in detail properties of the JsEngineSettings class:

Property name Data type Default value Description
EnableDebugging Boolean false Flag for whether to allow debugging in Visual Studio by adding the debugger statement to script code.
EngineMode JsEngineMode enumeration Auto JavaScript engine mode.
MaxStackSize Int32 503 808 or 1 007 616

Maximum stack size in bytes.

Set a 0 to use the default maximum stack size specified in the header for the executable.

UseEcmaScript5Polyfill Boolean false Flag for whether to use the ECMAScript 5 Polyfill.
UseJson2Library Boolean false Flag for whether to use the JSON2 library

Release History

See the changelog.

License

Apache License Version 2.0

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Who's Using MSIE JavaScript Engine

If you use the MSIE JavaScript Engine in some project, please send me a message so I can include it in this list:

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