Qt WebChannel Standalone Example#
A simple chat between a server and a remote client running in a browser.
Standalone demonstrates how to use the
QWebChannel C++ API to communicate with an external client. It is a simple chat between a C++ application and a remote HTML client running in your default browser.
Running the Example#
To run the example from Qt Creator, open the Welcome mode and select the example from Examples. For more information, visit Building and Running an Example.
Communicating with a Remote Client#
The C++ application sets up a
QWebChannel instance and publishes a
Core object over it. For the remote client side, the
index.html file is opened. Both show a dialog with the list of received messages and an input box to send messages to the other end.
Core emits the
Core::sendText() signal when the user sends a message. The signal automatically gets propagated to the HTML client. When the user enters a message on the HTML side,
Core::receiveText() is called.
All communication between the HTML client and the C++ server is done over a WebSocket. The C++ side instantiates a
QWebSocketServer and wraps incoming
QWebSocket connections in
QWebChannelAbstractTransport objects. These objects are then connected to the