The C++ REST SDK is a Microsoft project for cloud-based client-server communication in native code using a modern asynchronous C++ API design. This project aims to help C++ developers connect to and interact with services.
With vcpkg on Windows
PS> vcpkg install cpprestsdk cpprestsdk:x64-windows
With apt-get on Debian/Ubuntu
$ sudo apt-get install libcpprest-dev
With dnf on Fedora
$ sudo dnf install cpprest-devel
With brew on OSX
$ brew install cpprestsdk
With NuGet on Windows for Android
PM> Install-Package cpprestsdk.android
For other platforms, install options, how to build from source, and more, take a look at our Documentation.
Once you have the library, look at our tutorial to use the http_client. It walks through how to setup a project to use the C++ Rest SDK and make a basic Http request.
To use from CMake:
cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.9) project(main) find_package(cpprestsdk REQUIRED) add_executable(main main.cpp) target_link_libraries(main PRIVATE cpprestsdk::cpprest)
What's in the SDK:
- Features - HTTP client/server, JSON, URI, asynchronous streams, WebSockets client, oAuth
- PPL Tasks - A powerful model for composing asynchronous operations based on C++ 11 features
- Platforms - Windows desktop, Windows Store (UWP), Linux, OS X, Unix, iOS, and Android
- Support for Visual Studio 2015 and 2017 with debugger visualizers
Is there a feature missing that you'd like to see, or found a bug that you have a fix for? Or do you have an idea or just interest in helping out in building the library? Let us know and we'd love to work with you. For a good starting point on where we are headed and feature ideas, take a look at our requested features and bugs.
Big or small we'd like to take your contributions back to help improve the C++ Rest SDK for everyone. If interested contact us askcasablanca at Microsoft dot com.
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