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Is there a way to get the handle for eg. the Netscape window. FindWindow won't work here, since I don't know what the title of the window would be (netscape inserts the title of the page in the title)
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Question by:carceri
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by:jusdes
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this is how you find the msie windows + buttons i answered the other one with the netscape.

a% = FindWindow("IEFRAME", vbNullString)
b% = FindChildByClass(a%, "Worker")
c% = FindChildByClass(b%, "ReBarWindow32")
d% = FindChildByClass(c%, "SysPager")
E% = FindChildByClass(d%, "ToolbarWindow32")
F% = FindChildByClass(c%, "ComboBoxEx32")
g% = FindChildByClass(F%, "ComboBox")
H% = FindChildByClass(g%, "Edit")

these are the functions you might need:

Function FindChildByClass(parentw, childhand)
firs% = GetWindow(parentw, GW_MAX)
If UCase(Mid(GetClass(firs%), 1, Len(childhand))) Like UCase(childhand) Then GoTo Greed
firs% = GetWindow(parentw, GW_CHILD)
If UCase(Mid(GetClass(firs%), 1, Len(childhand))) Like UCase(childhand) Then GoTo Greed
While firs%
firss% = GetWindow(parentw, GW_MAX)
If UCase(Mid(GetClass(firss%), 1, Len(childhand))) Like UCase(childhand) Then GoTo Greed
firs% = GetWindow(firs%, GW_HWNDNEXT)
If UCase(Mid(GetClass(firs%), 1, Len(childhand))) Like UCase(childhand) Then GoTo Greed
Wend
FindChildByClass = 0
Greed:
room% = firs%
FindChildByClass = room%
End Function

Function FindChildByTitle(parentw, childhand)
firs% = GetWindow(parentw, 5)
If UCase(GetCaption(firs%)) Like UCase(childhand) Then GoTo Greed
firs% = GetWindow(parentw, GW_CHILD)
While firs%
firss% = GetWindow(parentw, 5)
If UCase(GetCaption(firss%)) Like UCase(childhand) & "*" Then GoTo Greed
firs% = GetWindow(firs%, GW_HWNDNEXT)
If UCase(GetCaption(firs%)) Like UCase(childhand) & "*" Then GoTo Greed
Wend
FindChildByTitle = 0
Greed:
room% = firs%
FindChildByTitle = room%
End Function
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by:carceri
ID: 1415283
Sorry.. my mistake that I posted this question twice. Thanks anyway...
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Zainal062797 earned 70 total points
ID: 1415284
If you are using Visual C++, use "Spy++" to look for the class name. i.e. I use Internet Explorer, and the class name is IEFrame.
Use findWindow() to get a handle for the window:
  Handle = FindWindow (CLassName, NULL) ;
Make sure you pass a null string for the title since it changes all the time.
If you don't use Visual C++, your compiler would have something similar.

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