get the contents from the webview using javafx


I am working on a swing application using JAVA FX controls . In my application i have to take print out the html page displayed in the webview . What I am trying is to load the html content of webview in a string with the help of HtmlDocuement.

To load the content of html file from web view,I am using the following code but its not working:

    String str=webview1.getEngine().getDocment().Body().outerHtml();
catch(Exception ex)
1/11/2013 7:30:01 AM

Accepted Answer

WebEngine.getDocument returns org.w3c.dom.Document, not JavaScript document which you expect judging by your code.

Unfortunately, printing out org.w3c.dom.Document requires quite a bit of coding. You can try the solution from What is the shortest way to pretty print a org.w3c.dom.Document to stdout?, see code below.

Note that you need to wait until the document is loaded before working with Document. This is why LoadWorker is used here:

public void start(Stage primaryStage) {
    WebView webview = new WebView();
    final WebEngine webengine = webview.getEngine();
            new ChangeListener<State>() {
                public void changed(ObservableValue ov, State oldState, State newState) {
                    if (newState == Worker.State.SUCCEEDED) {
                        Document doc = webengine.getDocument();
                        try {
                            Transformer transformer = TransformerFactory.newInstance().newTransformer();
                            transformer.setOutputProperty(OutputKeys.OMIT_XML_DECLARATION, "no");
                            transformer.setOutputProperty(OutputKeys.METHOD, "xml");
                            transformer.setOutputProperty(OutputKeys.INDENT, "yes");
                            transformer.setOutputProperty(OutputKeys.ENCODING, "UTF-8");
                            transformer.setOutputProperty("{}indent-amount", "4");

                            transformer.transform(new DOMSource(doc),
                                    new StreamResult(new OutputStreamWriter(System.out, "UTF-8")));
                        } catch (Exception ex) {
    primaryStage.setScene(new Scene(webview, 800, 800));;
10/4/2017 9:01:18 PM

String html = (String) webEngine.executeScript("document.documentElement.outerHTML");

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