Re: How to get the result of a javascript method in a java application?

JCD <>
Sun, 25 May 2008 04:52:26 -0700 (PDT)
On 25 mai, 12:57, Vivien Barousse <> wrote:

On Sun, 25 May 2008 02:46:42 -0700, JCD wrote:

I'd like to get the result of a javascript method (executed in a web
browser) in a java application. Is it possible and how can I do it?
thank you.


Yes it is possible. Take a look at the javax.script package (which exists
since Java 6).

Here is an example, executing a JS method called "myFunction" :

public static void main(String[] args) {
    try {
        ScriptEngineManager mgr = new ScriptEngineManager();
        ScriptEngine engine = mgr.getEngineByName("JavaScript");=

        String myJSCode = new StringBuffer()
                .append("function myFunction() {")
                .append("return (4 + 5);")
    } catch (ScriptException ex) {


Hope this helps,

Vivien Barousse

I've created a google map in an html page wich is displayed in the web
browser. When I drag the map, I want to get the coordinates of the new
center of the map in a java application. The Javascript method is
map.getCenter() and I need the result in my application.
Do you think javax.script can help?

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