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How To Kill A Program Window?

Posted on 1998-08-29
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Hi all,

I found a command, "KillWin" in some short pgm code which was supposed to kill or disable the download window in AOL, allowing one to do other work during a download.  However, I tried it in VB5 and the object/method doesn't work.  Any suggestions on how to do this?
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by:polygon
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give more info - do you want to stop the execution of this window, to pause it or just to hide it for some time
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Polygon,

I'd like to hide it to allow me to do other work during a long upload or download.  I can CANCEL using the button on the AOL box, but code for HIDING (and PAUSING, for that matter) would be very helpful.  Thanks again!

-- Kirk

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Use SendMessage(hwnd, WM_HIDE,0,0), where hwnd is the handle of the window you need to hide.
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You can also use ShowWindow app_hWnd, 0 to hide the window
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viktornet earned 20 total points
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How about this.....

to get the windows use....

FindWindow(Class, Caption)
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Hi again all,

Good suggestions, I'll go to 20 points if someone can write me a short piece of code to get it working, and also:  when do you execute the routine, just prior to the download, or can you leave it running "hidden" in the background, waiting for the appropriate download "window" to appear?  Thanks,

-- Kirk

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Thanks CoRpsE,

I also wanted to know, do you put in into a loop, a form_load event, or how does it look?  Also, what other cool AOL things can you do?  Do you have a web site?  

Thanks a bunch,

-- Kirk

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Oops .. sorry, I think you answered my last comment/question, CoRpSe, thanks .. but still interested in AOL tricks, how you learned them, if you've a web page, etc.

-- Kirk

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Dave,

Thanks, I'll drop you a line when I come across my next problem!  If you want, I've got a kinda neat AOL Anti Timer I developed (with Experts help, natch) ... I can upload it if u like, but I'll wait for your permission first.  I'm at KSIMP5050@aol.com, and you can have the source code too.  I want to add your routines to the program for kicks (i'm really a tech writer just playing around with this stuff!)--

Thanks again,

-- Kirk

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