I would like to have the code to search the sreen for a certain words for example "name:" then read the next 10 characters and put this in a variable ex:"name:paul" i want paul in a variable. I would have this program running in background and when i hit a certain key i want it to search any windows program that is up on screen for that word. I asume that low level api would have to be used for this. I had done this long time ago in asembler. Lots a point on this one!!!