How can i get content of web-page


i'm trying to get web-page data in string that than i could parse it. I didn't found any methods in qwebview, qurl and another. Could you help me? Linux, C++, Qt.


Thanks for help. Code is working, but some pages after downloading have broken charset. I tried something like this to repair it:

QNetworkRequest *request = new QNetworkRequest(QUrl(""));

request->setRawHeader( "User-Agent", "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); "
                       "en-US; rv: Gecko/2008070206 Firefox/3.0.1" );
request->setRawHeader( "Accept-Charset", "win1251,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7" );
request->setRawHeader( "charset", "utf-8" );
request->setRawHeader( "Connection", "keep-alive" );


Any results =(.

10/11/2011 10:23:41 PM

Accepted Answer

Have you looked at QNetworkAccessManager? Here's a rough and ready sample illustrating usage:

class MyClass : public QObject

    void fetch(); 

public slots:
    void replyFinished(QNetworkReply*);

    QNetworkAccessManager* m_manager;

    m_manager = new QNetworkAccessManager(this);

    connect(m_manager, SIGNAL(finished(QNetworkReply*)),
         this, SLOT(replyFinished(QNetworkReply*)));


void MyClass::fetch()

void MyClass::replyFinished(QNetworkReply* pReply)

    QByteArray data=pReply->readAll();
    QString str(data);

    //process str any way you like!


In your in your handler for the finished signal you will be passed a QNetworkReply object, which you can read the response from as it inherits from QIODevice. A simple way to do this is just call readAll to get a QByteArray. You can construct a QString from that QByteArray and do whatever you want to do with it.

6/24/2013 1:53:50 AM

Paul Dixon's answer is probably the best approach but Jesse's answer does touch something worth mentioning.

cURL -- or more precisely libcURL is a wonderfully powerful library. No need for executing shell scripts and parsing output, libCURL is available C,C++ and more languages than you can shake an URL at. It might be useful if you are doing some weird operation (like http POST over ssl?) that qt doesnt support.

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