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I want to design a program which can do such things.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer, I make a selection of text.
After I press the Ctrl-C (or other), the text selection be
transfered or insert to Notepad automatically.
That means it does not need me to cut and to paste text from one program to another.
What should I do.

Will it use the hook programming technique?

Thanx in advance
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Hooking would definitely make life easier, e.g. something like this:

BOOL CALLBACK FindCreatedTask( HWND hwnd, LPARAM lParam);

DWORD   g_dwState;
HWND    g_hwnd;

// This is a WH_GETMESSAGE hook
LRESULT CALLBACK HookProc   (   int     nCode,  // hook code
                                WPARAM  wParam, // removal flag
                                LPARAM  lParam  // address of structure with message
                            )
{
    PMSG    pmsg    =   ( PMSG) lParam;

    if  (   0   >   nCode   ||  PM_NOREMOVE ==  wParam)
        {
            return  (   CallNextHookEx  (   g_hhk,
                                            nCode,
                                            wParam,
                                            lParam
                                        )
                    );
        }

    if  (       WM_KEYDOWN  ==  pmsg->message  
        )
        {
            /* this one is for us, so check key state & app*/
            if  (       !strstr (   GetCommandLine  (), "IEXPLORE.EXE")
                    &&  0x80000000 & GetKeyState    (   VK_CONTROL)
                    &&  0x80000000 & GetKeyState    (   'c') //see winuser.h
                )
                {
                    g_dwState   =   STATE_CTRL_C_PRESSED;

                    PostMessage (   pmsg->hwnd, WM_COPY,    0,  0L);
                }
        }

    if  (       WM_COPY ==  pmsg->message
            &&  STATE_CTRL_C_PRESSED    ==  g_dwState
        )
        {
            g_dwState   =   STATE_WM_COPY_RECEIVED;

            return  (   CallNextHookEx  (   g_hhk,
                                            nCode,
                                            wParam,
                                            lParam
                                        )
                    );
        }

    if  (   STATE_WM_COPY_RECEIVED  ==  g_dwState)
        {
            STARTUPINFO si;
            PROCESS_INFORMATION pi;

            ZeroMemory  (   &si,    sizeof  (   STARTUPINFO));

            if  (   CreateProcess   (   "notepad.exe",...)) //  notepad is running
                {
                    g_hwnd  =   NULL;

                    EnumWindows (   FindCreatedTask,    ( LPARAM) pi.dwProcessId));

                    // copy text
                    if  (   g_hwnd)
                            PostMessage (   g_hwnd, WM_PASTE,   0,  0L);

                    g_dwState   =   STATE_INITIAL;
                }
        }

    return  (   CallNextHookEx  (   g_hhk,
                                    nCode,
                                    wParam,
                                    lParam
                                )
            );
}

BOOL CALLBACK FindCreatedTask( HWND hwnd, LPARAM lParam)
{
    DWORD   dwPID2Find  =   ( DWORD) lParam;
    DWORD   dwPID       =   0;

    if  (   GetWindowThreadProcessId    (   hwnd,   &dwPID))
        {
            if  (   dwPID   ==  dwPID2Find)
                {
                    g_hwnd  =   hwnd;

                    return  (   FALSE);
                }
        }

    return  (   TRUE);
}
 

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