Vision Web Browser Component

I understand there is a web browser component that can be added to the designer. What I'm not understanding is how to access it for download. Is the web site a secret or am I simply one of the blind mice? TIA

This might be what you are looking for.

From the main downloads landing page, click the small 'Other operating systems and versions' link:

Choose your version of Ignition, e.g. 8.1.32:

Scroll down the page until you hit the web browser module. Download the .modl file, then install it on your gateway in Configure -> Modules.

Got It, thank you sir, you're a gentleman and a scholar.


Well that's great for the web browser module.

But, I thought there was a component that installs in Vision?

There is. First install the module in the gateway. Then start up designer fresh, and search the component palette for "web"

Yes sir, that's what I did but no component only the web module on the server. wonder if I have to restart the service?

Possibly, been a while since I've done it. Give it a go if you can.

Well, restarting ignition did nothing. So, I'm still not seeing the web browser component in the Vision component list. unsolved Mystery?

Does the web browser module show up as loaded in Help -> About Ignition Designer?

It's probably failing to start up (or you need to restart the designer); if you don't see it in that list (but do see it on the gateway) then check your designer logs on a clean startup.

No, my designer launcher about screen is different.


Not the designer launcher. The actual designer, after you've launched it from the launcher.

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Oh, OK mine doesn't show that web browser module.

It's probably failing to start up (or you need to restart the designer); if you don't see it in that list (but do see it on the gateway) then check your designer logs on a clean startup.

Yup, it's failing to start.

I get all this bunch of error stuff. Lucky me.

Message: Error starting up module Web Browser
Time: Thu Sep 21 12:58:45PM
Severity: ERROR
Logger: designer.main
Stack Trace: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: 'java.util.Optional com.inductiveautomation.ignition.client.util.JxBrowserUtil.getOrCreateEngine(com.inductiveautomation.ignition.client.launch.LaunchContext, com.teamdev.jxbrowser.engine.RenderingMode, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)'
    at com.inductiveautomation.webbrowser.BrowserClientHook.getOrCreateEngine(
    at com.inductiveautomation.webbrowser.BrowserClientHook.startup(
    at com.inductiveautomation.webbrowser.designer.DesignerHook.startup(
    at com.inductiveautomation.ignition.designer.IgnitionDesigner$LoadedModule.startup(
    at com.inductiveautomation.ignition.designer.IgnitionDesigner.startupModule(
    at com.inductiveautomation.ignition.designer.IgnitionDesigner.lambda$loadProject$9(
    at java.base/$ForEachOp$OfRef.accept(Unknown Source)
    at java.base/$2$1.accept(Unknown Source)
    at java.base/java.util.ArrayList$ArrayListSpliterator.forEachRemaining(Unknown Source)
    at java.base/ Source)
    at java.base/ Source)
    at java.base/$ForEachOp.evaluateSequential(Unknown Source)
    at java.base/$ForEachOp$OfRef.evaluateSequential(Unknown Source)
    at java.base/ Source)
    at java.base/ Source)
    at com.inductiveautomation.ignition.designer.IgnitionDesigner.loadProject(
    at com.inductiveautomation.ignition.designer.IgnitionDesigner$StartupProjectDialogHandler.lambda$new$2(
    at java.base/ Source)

Not only does it not start but it prevents all other projects I'm working on from actually starting. It hangs them. I uninstalled the web browser from the server and all is back to normal. Weird. I'm not going to Vegas anytime soon.

Did you install the correct version of the web browser module? It looks like you’re using Ignition 8.1.25, so you’ll want to make sure you grab the corresponding web browser module download.


I did not see on for 8.1.25 but I'll look again.