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I am a 16 Year Old learning IT at school in Australia. Now I will be learning VB in the next few weeks. What I want to make is a program which allows people to Input certain TITLES of Internet Explorer and Netscape windows and then for the program to stop that window from poping up...

Now I know it can be done but I want to make my own program to do it. Could someone give me some basic code to work with which my IT teacher can also help me with !!!!


Thanks a bunch...
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mcrider earned 100 total points
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Check out the following microsoft KB article:

HOWTO: Programmatically Close a Separate Application
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q176/3/91.ASP?LNG=ENG&SA=MSDN&FR=0 

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Thanks for the points! Glad I could help!


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by:jasinski
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Could I ask a few more questions..

1. How do I get the Menu Bar: File | Edit etc to link to another window or Form .... ( dont know what its all called)

2. With the link you told me to goto which worked great, it uses a Button to close the popup window, can I use some code to auto detect certain windows which are ABOUT to open and my program to stop them from opening. Each windows title must be saved into a TEXT file (or other) which people can change from my program itself...
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For 1, Try looking at this article: http://www.vbsquare.com/articles/sysmenu/ 

Is 2 a question??


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by:jasinski
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Thanks for your help and yes 2 is a question !!!

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by:jasinski
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Thanks for your help and yes 2 is a question !!!

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by:mcrider
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Aha!... I reread #2...

You need to put the code to look for a window in a timer event...  When the timer kicks off it scans the windows and kills the windows your'e looking for...


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by:jasinski
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O That is great !!! I got it to work...


I am going to ask another question but not in this current question... If you can answer it I'd love to give you more points !!

The title of it will be "Check data in file & use it"
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