Get the handle of a disabled item on another form.

Posted on 2005-03-07
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Last Modified: 2010-04-05

I have a code that get the handle of controls in another form when the mouse pass over them.

Edit1.Text := IntToStr(WindowFromPoint(P));
Edit2.Text := Buff;
Window Name :=GetWindowText(StrToInt(Edit1.Text),Buff,255);
If Buff <> '' then Edit3.Text := buff;
This code doesnt work for items that are disabled...
Is it possible to see those controls that are disabled?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:CodedK
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Russell Libby earned 1200 total points
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You will need to use ChildWindowFromPoint to get those handles. An example function which will obtain the handle you are after:

function GetWindowAtCursor: HWND;
var  hwndChild:     HWND;
     ptScreen:      TPoint;

  // Get cursor pos
  if GetCursorPos(ptScreen) then
     // Get window at point
     // Check result
     if (result <> 0) then
        // Convert point to child coords
        ScreenToClient(result, ptScreen);
        // Attempt to get the child window (enabled, disabled, hidden or otherwise)
        hwndChild:=ChildWindowFromPoint(result, ptScreen);
        // Check child handle
        if (hwndChild <> 0) then result:=hwndChild;


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Author Comment

ID: 13481023
Thanks very much ...
I'll give it a try tomorrow.
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by:Russell Libby
ID: 13481056
No problem, and no rush....

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Author Comment

ID: 13485018
Thank u very much Russell.
Works perfect... :)
I'll get back for the other question in a while..

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