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VB.net :  FindWindowLike function to see if OUTlook is open

Posted on 2008-10-16
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I have this:
 OutlookHwnd = FindWindow(vbNullString, "Microsoft Outlook").  
 SetActiveWindow(OutlookHwnd)
            Putfocus(OutlookHwnd)
            SetForegroundWindow(OutlookHwnd)


Outlook's title changes depending on what is selected....
How can I use FindWindowLike to see if OUtlook is open then bring it to the front
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Mike Tomlinson earned 2000 total points
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Do it this way instead...

        Dim Outlook() As Process = Process.GetProcessesByName("Outlook")
        If Outlook.Length > 0 Then
            ' Just FYI, you can get the main window caption using "MainWindowTitle"...
            Debug.Print(Outlook(0).MainWindowTitle) ' <--- this is the current title

            ' ...but use "MainWindowHandle" to get the window handle
            SetActiveWindow(Outlook(0).MainWindowHandle)
            Putfocus(Outlook(0).MainWindowHandle)
            SetForegroundWindow(Outlook(0).MainWindowHandle)
        End If
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by:TechMonster
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That is far better than what I had before!  

Seems like an easier way than the Findwindowlike function,


Thanks a bunch!  You are truely a Genius!!
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