Hey guys,

Does anyone have a simple program which can be compiled on visual studio 2010 for windows that opens a socket to a given webpage and allows you to read the html just as you would with a local file? I don't want a html parser, I just wish to be able to place a pointer on the start of the webpage and read.

I have tried libcurl and I just cannot get it to compile and I do not understand enough about networking to use winsock. I would really appreciate some help.

thanks

Will Edwards

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Try plain old "Curl" it comes as an .exe file (it still has some learning curve, but you don't have to compile anything).

Go to http://curl.haxx.se/download.html and pickup one of the binary …

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Try plain old "Curl" it comes as an .exe file (it still has some learning curve, but you don't have to compile anything).

Go to http://curl.haxx.se/download.html and pickup one of the binary packages.

Also, if you are trying to use C++/CLI, then a reference on .NET's methods for C# would be helpful to you (see http://www.csharp-station.com/HowTo/HttpWebFetch.aspx)

Hey thanks very much,
I am using curl at the moment but I can't even get the source examples to compile, there are so many things which just arent up to date with visual studio 2010 :(
This is what I need to do but I can't get it to compile

http://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/c/fopen.html

No, there's two different things. Libcurl is the library, which understandably probably takes some tweaking to get running. Curl is the executable program that same site puts out as a binary (which their code is probably based on Libcurl). No need to compile or write anything. Sorry it's so confusing, but there's a mixture of binaries and source on that page I gave you.

http://www.paehl.com/open_source/?CURL_7.21.2 is a direct link to a page of someone who has compiled the binaries for Win32. If you feel more comfortable going from the curl site, on the page I gave you scroll down to Win32 Generic and the first 2 links go to url above (make sure they say "binary" in the next column).

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