[webkit-dev] Building a rich application using Webkit

Christian Dywan christian at twotoasts.de
Fri Jan 9 15:11:34 PST 2009

Am Fri, 9 Jan 2009 12:05:53 -0800 (PST)
schrieb Shaji N Vyapron <nvshaji at yahoo.com>:

> Hi,
> Is it possible to build a rich application on the desktop using
> Webkit/Gtk? For example, I need to build an application that will
> display a web page with multiple tabs and options for user and on
> clicking "Apply" (a button in the page) should invoke a C library
> call (which will be linked to the application) . Is this possible yet
> with Webkit? If so what are the APIs/Callbacks?

Hey Shaji,

that should actually be pretty much straightforward to implement. You
can write the basic application window including the notebook in C, and
then load html files in views in each tab. Or alternatively do the
notebook in html/ css. Have a look at JavaScript.h and friends as for
how to add functions to javascript that are implemented in C. There
should even be a few examples in the archives of this mailing list.

Be welcome to pose more exact questions, or join #webkit-gtk on freenode


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