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MessageBox Api Hook

Posted on 2003-11-16
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I need some vb code for a program that will set up a system api hook for the MessageBox function.  When an external program calls the MessageBox function, my program, which is running, needs to be able to find out the text that the messagebox reported.

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vbwizardxxx
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'put in declarations part of a form
Private Declare Function FindWindow Lib "user32" Alias "FindWindowA" (ByVal lpClassName As String, ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long
Private Declare Function FindWindowEx Lib "user32" Alias "FindWindowExA" (ByVal hWnd1 As Long, ByVal hWnd2 As Long, ByVal lpsz1 As String, ByVal lpsz2 As String) As Long
Private Declare Function GetWindowText Lib "user32" Alias "GetWindowTextA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpString As String, ByVal cch As Long) As Long


Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim x As Long, staticx As Long, MyStr As String
    x = FindWindow("#32770", vbNullString)
    staticx = FindWindowEx(x, 0&, "static", vbNullString)
    MyStr = String(100, Chr$(0))
    GetWindowText staticx, MyStr, 100
    MyStr = Left$(MyStr, InStr(MyStr, Chr$(0)) - 1)
    MsgBox MyStr
End Sub

'--

this will msgbox you the text contained in the first message box found, to test it open up another instance of VB and in the form_load proc just put msgbox "Hey there"

then run this program, it will display a message box of the text it grabbed from the other message box.
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by:validtec
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Try out API Hook SDK
http://www.validtec.com
Windows API Hook SDK that can hooking most API of Windows System or functions in 3rd Application's DLL
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by:mksipila
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I tried to implement what you have above, but my variable keeps coming back empty from the Original Message Box. Am I missing something?
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