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Introduction

QtWebSockets is a pure Qt implementation of WebSockets - both client and server. It is implemented as a Qt add-on module, that can easily be embedded into existing Qt projects. It has no other dependencies than Qt.

Features

  • Client and server capable
  • Text and binary sockets
  • Frame-based and message-based signals
  • Strict Unicode checking
  • WSS and proxy support

Requirements

Qt 5.x

Build And Usage

Checkout the source code from code.qt.io Go into the source directory and execute:

qmake
make
make install

The last command will install QtWebSockets as a Qt module.

To use, add websockets to the QT variable.

QT += websockets

Compliance

QtWebSockets is compliant with RFC6455 and has been tested with the Autobahn Testsuite.

Missing Features

  • Extensions and sub-protocols