Create UIWebView Programmatically and Load Webpage Using URL

The Swift code example below demonstrates how to create a UIWebView programmatically and how to load a webpage using the URL.  If we look at the below code example in details, it will also show how to:

  • Create UIWebView programmatically,
  • Implement the UIWebViewDelegate functions like the webViewDidStartLoad and the webViewDidFinishLoad
  • Make UIWebView load a webpage from a remote URL.

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Creating the UIWebView Programmatically

import UIKit
import WebKit
class ViewControllear: UIViewController, WKUIDelegate {
    override func viewDidLoad() {
        // Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.
        let myWebView:WKWebView = WKWebView(frame: CGRect(x:0, y:0, width: UIScreen.main.bounds.width, height:UIScreen.main.bounds.height))
        myWebView.uiDelegate = self
        //1. Load web site into my web view
        let myURL = URL(string: "")
        let myURLRequest:URLRequest = URLRequest(url: myURL!)
    override func didReceiveMemoryWarning() {
        // Dispose of any resources that can be recreated.


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