[Java] Reading a Webpage through URL

Most of the applications written these days require some or the other network feature. Stand-alone Java applications are rare occurence these days. In order to write a Java program which reads a Webpage, follow the steps mentioned below.

1.) Instantiate a URL object by passing the URL string to its constructor. [Line 16 in the code below]

2.) Retrieve a URLConnection object . [ Line 17 in the code below]

3.) Get an input stream from the connection. [Line 18-20 in the code below]

4.) Create a BufferedReader on the input stream and read from it. [Line 23-25 in the code below]

In the code mentioned below, i have tried reading http://technofriends.in

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package testapplicationsfortechnofriends;
import java.net.*;
import java.io.*;
 * @author Vaibhav
public class ReadURL {

 public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
 URL url = new URL("http://technofriends.in");
 URLConnection tf = url.openConnection();
 BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(
                                new InputStreamReader(
 String inputLine;

 while ((inputLine = in.readLine()) != null)

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One Response

  1. Hey Vaibhav,
    Have you done event handling in Swings?

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