[Interest] QML WebView modules

Sze Howe Koh szehowe.koh at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 00:50:31 CEST 2017

On 4 April 2017 at 21:39, Nibedit Dey <nibedit.dev at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> Qt WebEngine is only supported on desktop platforms.Hence Linux is supported.
> It's not supported on mobile platforms yet .So Qt 5.5.1 doesn't support.
> Refer: https://doc.qt.io/archives/qt-5.5/qtmodules.html
> To use WebView module, in pro file add:
> QT += webkit
> greaterThan(QT_MAJOR_VERSION, 4):QT+=webkitwidgets

The Qt WebView module is not related to WebKit.

Unfortunately, there are two different things named "WebView" in Qt,
which is very confusing:

* http://doc.qt.io/archives/qt-5.5/qml-qtwebview-webview.html
* http://doc.qt.io/archives/qt-5.5/qml-qtwebkit-webview.html

> For WebEngine module add:
> QT += webengine
> In both cases, Linux should be working.
> Regards,
> Nibedit
> .
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Mark Tucker <mark.tucker at airborne.aero>
> Date: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 3:56 PM
> Subject: [Interest] QML WebView modules
> To: "interest at qt-project.org" <interest at qt-project.org>
> Hi,
> I'm currently trying to create a QML app that works on both a Linux platform and an Android platform. Due to the nature of my target platforms (embedded systems), I'm limited to Qt 5.5.1 and cannot upgrade.
> Note that my app is pure QML and I cannot write any C++ code to solve this.
> To get the app running on Android, I can put "import QtWebView 1.1" into my QML file imports, and then create a simple WebView component and set its URL and that works.
> That same import doesn't work for me on Linux, however. I can use either "import QtWebKit 3.0" or "import QtWebEngine 1.1" (with the latter, changing my WebView to a WebEngineView too) and I can then see a webview that works with no issues, but neither of those are available on my Android target (nor, from what I understand, will they ever be).
> So, is there a way I can get the QtWebView import working on Linux? I can't seem to figure out how to build it, or if it's even a valid option.
> If not, then I guess that means I'll need to have different QML for both Linux and Android…

When Qt WebView first started as a Tech Preview in Qt 5.4, it only
supported Android and iOS. These platforms were chosen specifically
because Qt WebKit and Qt WebEngine can't run on them.

In later releases, support for desktop platforms was added to Qt
WebView, but I'm not exactly sure which version. Qt 5.5 might be too

> Thanks in advance
> Mark


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