Getting window info and controlling other apps windows using VB (like AutoIt does)

I need to know how to get information from another app's windows kind of like AutoIt does. I do not want to use the AutoIt COM object. Basically, after I get a window's handle, I want to then be able to read different things from the window like perhaps the contents of a specific label. Then, I would also like to be able to simulate a mouse click on a specific button. I'd prefer the code for VB6, but if anybody has the VB.NET code to do this, that could help me for future reference.
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William ElliottSr Tech GuruCommented:
i think findwindow is the main one you are looking for,.. but these all may help
Public Declare Function WaitForSingleObject Lib "kernel32" _
(ByVal hHandle As Long, _
ByVal dwMilliseconds As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function CloseHandle Lib "kernel32" _
(ByVal hObject As Long) As Long
Public Declare Function FindWindow Lib "user32" _
Alias "FindWindowA" _
(ByVal lpClassName As String, _
ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long
Public Declare Function PostMessage Lib "user32" _
Alias "PostMessageA" _
(ByVal hwnd As Long, _
ByVal wMsg As Long, _
ByVal wParam As Long, _
ByVal lParam As Long) As Long
Public Declare Function IsWindow Lib "user32" _
(ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long
Public Declare Function OpenProcess Lib "kernel32" _
(ByVal dwDesiredAccess As Long, _
ByVal bInheritHandle As Long, _
ByVal dwProcessId As Long) As Long
Public Declare Function GetWindowThreadProcessId Lib "user32" _
(ByVal hwnd As Long, _
lpdwProcessId As Long) As Long

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Aaron FeledyDrupal Developer and ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Looks good, thanks.
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