I spent the past day or so hacking together a managed wrapper for Sirikata’s Berkelium library. Berkelium allows you to easily embed a WebKit-based browser into games and other applications. It’s based on Chrome and it’s really easy to get up and running in a C++ application. Unfortunately, if you’re using C# or VB.net, you’re out of luck – no way to link directly against a C++ .lib file in those languages. The addition of my managed wrapper – BerkeliumSharp – means that you can use the library in managed applications, and integrate it with Windows Forms, XNA, or even WPF.
I’ve released the source under the BSD license (just like Berkelium) and included two simple examples (one for Windows Forms, one for XNA). It’s not a Chrome competitor but it’s surprisingly easy to get a lot of complicated things working – you can watch Hulu videos if you have Flash installed, and Flash games like Dino Run work in the Windows Forms example since it implements keyboard input.
P.S. If you try out the examples, be aware that content that opens pop-up windows doesn’t seem to work. I think this is a bug in Berkelium.
Edit: Figured out how to build Chromium and Berkelium myself and fixed the bug. Open source is awesome!