findwindowex and text sending and receiving

Posted on 2000-03-17
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Last Modified: 2010-04-04
I want to make a program that takes text out of an editbox of a completely seperate application. ie. a Name field.

I also wish to modify this text (or complelty change it) and put this new text back into this other applications edit box.

How do i go about doing this.

Please note, i only have Delphi 4 Standard which means i don't have WinSight.

Thanks in advance.


I will raise the points shortly when i get more.
Question by:frangers99
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you dont need winsight cause there another program you can use called sinfo:
(sinfo is very useful utility that i really recommend)
use sinfo to get the class names
then you can do like so:

Function ReadFromNotepad:string;
var h:hwnd;
if h<>0 then begin
        else result:='ERROR!';

Procedure WriteToNotepad(what:string);
var h:hwnd;
if h<>0 then SendMessage(h,wm_setText,0,Integer(what))
        else showmessage('Error writing to notepad!');

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ID: 2630681
thanks very much for you help, the example will help me a lot i reckon.

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