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    One quick question, is it possible to write a basic C++ program that can open a web browser and go to a site when the file is closed? or perhaps load the html text?

    I am looking for something basic that will not require a GUI, Just a basic app. I am sophomore Com Sci student so I am just now starting to scratch the surface with OOP, also the only complier I own is DevC++. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it

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    One quick question, is it possible to write a basic C++ program that can open a web browser and go to a site when the file is closed? or perhaps load the html text?
    I'm not quite sure what you mean. It sounds like you want to use a web browser to retrieve information from a web site without actually opening the browser itself. Well you could just write a program that gets the information straight from the website the same way a browser does - Google for "Beej's Guide to Network Programming". And you can display just the text from the website - there's a browser on Linux called Lynx - that converts web pages to a text only format. All you need to do is parse the HTML file that comes back from the website.

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    > is it possible to write a basic C++ program that can open a web browser
    Getting one program to run another is covered in the FAQ
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    or call wget ( *x not windows )

    lynx has a windows port.
    http://www.fdisk.com/doslynx/lynxport.htm

    and, parsing html to display the markup is not converting a page to text. the content should already be text. the markup controlls formatting, like bold and colours.
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