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Accessing the text in the title bar

Posted on 2004-08-17
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I'm used to using VB 6.0 and when I wanted to access the text in the title bar of an external application I would just use SendMessage.  This doesn't seem to be working.  Is there a different way to accomplish this in VB.Net?  Also, does one access the windows API functions differently in VB.net than VB 6.0?
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Hi McBluffin

API declarations in VB.net is different to VB 6.0 see this useful FAQ for more info

http://www.devcity.net/forums/faq.asp?fid=15&cat=Interop&#TID47436

You might also want to look at this post

http://www.devcity.net/forums/topic.asp?tid=69861&page=2

Which deals more with your specific need, in it I show how to use the FindWindow, FindWindowEx & SendMessage APIs in VB.Net

HTH
Andy
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