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Changing another apps title bar caption

I need to know how to change the caption of another application (i.e. telnet).
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Answers2000Commented:
API functions:
1. Get its hWnd using EnumWindows (you can find all top level windows) with this API
2. SetWindowText( hWnd, "Name" ) ;

The app may of course change it's title (effectively back) when-ever it chooses or may break if it depends on having the correct title text.  In most cases this will work.

Apps which paint their own custom text in the title bar may not change at all.
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jjmartinAuthor Commented:
I have tried the SetWindowText and can't get it to work.  I am not sure what I am doing wrong.  It executes the SetWindowText, but nothing happens.  More points will be awarded for working code.
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MikeP090797Commented:
Put this in a module:

Declare Function FindWindow Lib "user32" Alias "FindWindowA" (ByVal lpClassName As String, ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long
Declare Function SetWindowText Lib "user32" Alias "SetWindowTextA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpString As String) As Long



Use this:

Dim H as long
H=FindWindow("TelnetWClass", vbNullString)
SetWindowText(H, "My Text")
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jjmartinAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help.  This worked perfectly.  I was missing the FindWindows function, when I tried it myself.
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