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    Hi guys,

    I am not really sure whether this is the right place for my question and forgive me if it is not but I am a newbie.
    I am trying to figure out a way to send a query to Google search engine through my Java application and then get the results and present the links to the user. I am not looking for a code or anything like this. I just need a clue what to use in order to accomplish what I want. I did so much research but I am still confused.
    Any suggestions are welcomed. I will be very thankful if you can give me links to tutorials or other helpful staff.

    If I find anything relevant that I think is interesting, I will contribute to the thread as well as there aren't many up to date ones.


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    Default Re: query Google in Java

    See Lesson: Working with URLs (The Java™ Tutorials > Custom Networking)

    You should also read google's terms of use...in particular:
    don’t interfere with our Services or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide

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    Default Re: query Google in Java

    Quote Originally Posted by copeg View Post
    Hi copeg,

    Thanks for your reply.
    I tried that but the thing is that it is showing the HTML code and I want to see the actual links displayed as they are in the browser. Any ideas how I can do that?

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    Are you asking how to format HTML like a browser does?
    The JEditorPane and JTextPane classes will do some of that.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    I want to see the actual links displayed as they are in the browser
    And then what? Why not just show them in a browser by using java.util.ProcessBuilder to run something like "firefox http://google.com/search?q=java"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean4u View Post
    And then what? Why not just show them in a browser by using java.util.ProcessBuilder to run something like "firefox http://google.com/search?q=java"?
    It's a good suggestion but I don't want to open it in a browser. What I want is to have like an additional panel to my application that has the first 5 links suggested by Google. At the moment I am trying to use Google Custom Search API but since I have never been working with it I am having trouble using it. There aren't any samples provided or at least I couldn't find any useful. Have you ever used it? Do you have any idea where I can take a look for example codes or something similar??

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    Default Re: query Google in Java

    Quote Originally Posted by mimka15 View Post
    At the moment I am trying to use Google Custom Search API but since I have never been working with it I am having trouble using it. There aren't any samples provided or at least I couldn't find any useful. Have you ever used it? Do you have any idea where I can take a look for example codes or something similar??
    Then you've probably seen the following: https://developers.google.com/custom.../v1/using_rest
    And as my advice above suggests, use a URL to open up the url for the custom search API link, then parse the results as needed.

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