Is there any way to easily make a HTTP request with C++? Specifically, I want to download the contents of a page (an API) and check the contents to see if it contains a 1 or a 0. Is it also possible to download the contents into a string?
curlpp seems natural if you use C++. There are many examples provided in the source distribution. To get the content of an URL you do something like that (extracted from examples) :
// Edit : rewritten for cURLpp 0.7.3 // Note : namespace changed, was cURLpp in 0.7.2 ... #include <curlpp/cURLpp.hpp> #include <curlpp/Options.hpp> // RAII cleanup curlpp::Cleanup myCleanup; // Send request and get a result. // Here I use a shortcut to get it in a string stream ... std::ostringstream os; os << curlpp::options::Url(std::string("http://www.wikipedia.org")); string asAskedInQuestion = os.str();
examples directory in curlpp source distribution, there is a lot of more complex cases.
my 2 cents ...