NT 4.0 - status of an application in running in background

Posted on 1998-10-22
Last Modified: 2010-05-18

I have an annoying application on my windows nt 4.0 workstation running in the background. So now I am looking for an easy way to dedect an change in the state of this application (i.e. a new dialog, but unfortunately does not position himself to the visible front) within my own application (programmed with delphi 4.0).

Any hint is welcome.

Greetings, Rolf

Question by:rjufer
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ID: 1343889
You could use SetWindowsHookEx(CBT_HOOK,...). But you'll have to put this into a DLL.   :-(

Regards, Madshi.

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ID: 1343890
sorry, don't understand q'n

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ZifNab earned 500 total points
ID: 1343891

Reject this if I'm wrong, but isn't this what you need?

It's a proces viewer, and I think that the status of a proces is stored in the proces information block... Isn't it?

Regards, Zif.

ps. nice other components for NT on this page too!
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Expert Comment

ID: 1343892
Did you write the other application. If so you could get it to send a windows message to your own application to tell it about the vhange in state.


Author Comment

ID: 1343893
Thanks. I try it!


Expert Comment

ID: 1343894
wwowowow Rolf,

 I didn't tried it out! As I said, 'reject if I'm wrong'. Why didn't you tried it out before answering this q'n....But normally you should be able to get the process state from the PIB.

Ok, still if it's not right, we'll ask Linda to get your points back.


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