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The FindWindow function(Win32 API) does not find a window if the name is not one word.
FindWindow(NULL, "Calculator") - no problem
FindWindow(NULL, "My Program") - problem
What could be the problem
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It works perfectly OK.  Start regedit.exe and try FindWindow(NULL, "Registry Editor")

Possible reasons for your problem:

* The title contains other blank or non-printable characters.  Check with Spy++ or a similar tool.

* The letter case is incorrect.  The matching is case-sensitive!

* Your window is not a top-level window.  Check with Spy++ or a similar tool.
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Another posibility is that the blank is more than one space in a row (or more than one non-printable character).  
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by:ibs22
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The title of the window I am trying to find is
Engineering Work Station(EWS)
When you mentioned the title contains other blanks, would the second blank in the title  cause a problem.

It is a top-level window.
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No.  All that matters is that your search string matches the string in the title exactly.  For example, If you put a space before the "(EWS)" and they don't, you won't find it.
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I see you have accepted my answer.  Does it mean that the solution was correct?  What was the problem?
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by:ibs22
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I was missing a space and I was also trying to use the FindWindow function for a console.
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Have fun!
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