Win32 API Questions
Can I use the Win32 to write strings to an already existing application and print them?
I want to write in a chat client when a friend enters:
"Hello - (person) Welcome to My Chat". Where this will be taken care of by an external application in which creates a string, writes it to a buffer I guess, and uses the command for pressing enter I suppose to print it to that screen. Do I have to familarize my self with window handles? I remember that comming up when I looked in the win API tutorials a while back. Sucks to be an amateur lol.
In other words, I want to have one application write the text, save it, send it to the other application, print it in the text field or buffer, and print it to the channel. - I don't want to go down the packet client/server route since well - im not sure too many servers would appreciate that.
is there any other way to accomplish this task - and can I use the Win API functions without creating a window and that sort, but run it through a console like DOS? - I don't want to go through the tedious task of creating windows, I will if I have to but I dont want to ^^.
Perhaps you could ask this in the Windows forum, even though I know it pertains to the console mode, as well. If you are getting into these types of function, you are basically creating a windows program, even if the application does not create its own window...