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Queries the current HTML of the document.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
WebView 2.8 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "WebView.GetHTMLText"; WebViewerRef )   More


Parameter Description Example
WebViewerRef Either the Web Viewer Object Name or the Web Viewer ID as returned by "WebView.FindByName" function.


Returns html code as text or error.


Queries the current HTML of the document.
This is not the HTML code loaded from the server, but the current state.
Typically the website is modified with Javascript to add widgets or hide/show things at runtime.
For websites with frames, result may only contain the main frame and not any child frames.

See also WebView.GetPlainText, WebView.GetFormattedText and WebView.SelectedText.
Alternative you can run JavaScript to query document.body.parentElement.outerHTML yourself.

On Windows, the browser may include header lines in front of the html with meta data,.


Query plain text from WebViewer:

MBS("WebView.GetPlainText"; "web")

Query html text from WebViewer:

MBS("WebView.GetHTMLText"; "web")

Query formatted text from WebViewer:

MBS("WebView.GetFormattedText"; "web")

Query selected text:

MBS("WebView.SelectedText"; "web")

See also

Release notes

Example Databases

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This function checks for a license.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 13th March 2023

WebView.GetFormattedText - WebView.GetHidden