It seems to be a common problem that people wish to be able to get the current price of a particular stock/share, so I figured it would be a good idea to write a brief article on the easiest way to get the current stock price using native C++.
In this article, I will be making extensive use of the C++REST SDK, also known as Casablanca. It is an open-source, cross-platform SDK initially developed by Microsoft. I will also be using the Yahoo! Finance query engine as the data-source for our query.
I will be working with Visual Studio, which makes Casablanca trivial to install and use; simply right-click on your project and select “Manage NuGet Packages…”, then search for
cpprestsdk and install it. If you are not using Visual Studio, you can find comprehensive installation instructions here. Read more »