Qt WebView provides a way to display web content in a QML application without necessarily including a full web browser stack by using native APIs where it makes sense.
On Windows and Linux, Qt WebView depends on the Qt WebEngine module to render content.
On macOS, the system web view is used in the same manner as iOS.
To make the Qt WebView module function correctly across all platforms, it's necessary to call QtWebView::initialize() before creating the QGuiApplication instance and before window's QPlatformOpenGLContext is created.
Using the C++ API requires linking against the module library, either directly or through other dependencies.
find_package() command to locate WebView component in the Qt6 package:
find_package(Qt6 COMPONENTS WebView) target_link_libraries(target PUBLIC Qt::WebView)
For more information, see the Build with CMake overview page.
Add the webview module to the
QT variable in the project's .pro file:
QT += webview
Due to platform limitations, overlapping the WebView with other QML components is not supported. Doing this will have unpredictable results which may differ from platform to platform.
Take a look at the Qt WebView Examples for a demonstration on how the APIs can be used in applications.
Qt WebView is available under commercial licenses from The Qt Company. In addition, it is available under the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 3, or the GNU General Public License, version 2. See Qt Licensing for further details.
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