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GetWindowText cano only obtain the title of the window, not those in the client area.
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Hi YeNing,

>GetWindowText cano only obtain the title of the window, not those in the client area.

Not 100% correct ... i.e. GetWindowText can retrieve the text entered in a edit box.

BTW, there's no general answer (even if you would offer more points) coz this depends on the type of the window and in which way the text in the window handled. I.e. if one writes a simple windows application which just writes some text to a window using ::TextOut() or ::DrawText() or similar there will be no chance for you to retrieve this text (except taking a snapshot and use some exhaustive pattern matching/OCR functionality/software).

There's no general way to retrieve the text of a window's client area unless the window itself provides functionality to do this via WM_GETTEXT message (as i.e. edit box control does).

BTW, perhaps it maybe the application of the window you need to get the text from has implemented an automation interface to get the text, but this also isn't the default.

hope that helps,

ZOPPO
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