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Posted on 2001-07-11
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Hi,
I tried to use GetActiveWindow to get the handle of the active window, but failed.  Can anyone tell me what's wrong with my code?

var
   h:hwnd;
begin
     h:=GetActiveWindow;
     PostMessage(h,WM_CLOSE,0,0);
end;

The above code can only close the program itself, but if the active window is, say, Notepad, it failed to do what I want.

Can anyone help me?
Thanks in advance.
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Question by:nyt
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kretzschmar earned 160 total points
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getactivewindow i guess is limited to your own process windows,
try to use getforegroundwindow (or similar)
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by:Mohammed Nasman
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Hello
change ur code to use  GetForegroundWindow API

  var
  h:hwnd;
begin
    h:=GetForegroundWindow;
    PostMessage(h,WM_CLOSE,0,0);
end;

Mohammed
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by:Mohammed Nasman
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Ohh
  meikl you are faster :)

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by:nyt
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why doesn't EE allow two people to share the points...
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by:Mohammed Nasman
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nyt,

  Meikl gave you the first correct answer, and he's deserve the points

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