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Posted on 2004-04-27
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Hi Experts,

I need to create some interaction between two programs:
Program-A that is started by the user
Program-B that is started by an event of program-A

Every character that is typed in a textbox in Program-B has to be send to Program-A.
If the user clicks on the form of Program-A program-B has to be hide or unload.
Till now it was easy and good working, now I have to build some more programs,

So there will be several Programs-A that will use program-B
How to figureout to what Program-A the information has to be send,
and what program-A should hide Program-B




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Question by:theo kouwenhoven
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Check out this tutorial for info on sending to other applications.

http://www.planetsourcecode.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=42126&lngWId=1
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by:theo kouwenhoven
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Hi Bingie,

Thanks for the quick response, The example solves my problem almost!!!

the sample from the link is using Notepad and that is the problem, I don't know what application has started my
program, so I need the name of the previous active application or give the name of that aplication with a parameter to
the program while starting it but How ???

Private Sub Command1_Click()

Dim lNotepadHwnd As Long
Dim lNotepadEdit As Long
Dim sCaption As String
   
    lNotepadHwnd = FindWindow("Notepad", vbNullString)
    lNotepadEdit = FindWindowEx(lNotepadHwnd, 0&, "Edit", vbNullString)

    sCaption = InputBox("What do you want to say?")
   
    SendMessageSTRING lNotepadEdit, WM_SETTEXT, 256, sCaption

End Sub
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