Re: ATL and Internet

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 09:03:19 -0400
Gaurav Vaish wrote:

How can I connect to internet (basically, API to connect to an HTTP
server) in ATL?

ATL doesn't have any HTTP client support. There are some HTTP client
classes in ATL Server project (which, despite the name, is completely
independent from ATL proper, but is designed in the same spirit):

I intend to use WinHttp (IWinHttpRequest). Pls let me know if there's
a better approach available possible.

There's also WinInet API and UrlMon API. Which one is better would
depend on your goals.

Also, how I can retrieve the proxy settings of "Internet Options"

InternetQueryOption(INTERNET_OPTION_PROXY). Note that WinInet will pick
up proxy settings automatically, you don't need to do anything special.
Not sure about WinHTTP.
With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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