Help clicking a command button

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    Help clicking a command button

    Well I had an idea for a cool little security system for a program, that would require Windows API to click. The program would use a command button that would be enabled until mouseover. When your mouse goes over it it disables. You can use WinAPI to trick the command button to think it was clicked and follow out the action given to the button like a message box "You clicked me!". Was wondering if anyone could help me with this kind of WinAPI coding.

    The reason i'm asking is becasue i found a program that has a button like this and i want to click it.

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    Wrong forum, and your question is a bit weird.

    Regardless, you're going to need the EnableWindow() and SendMessage() functions. When you recieve the message that the mouse is over the button, you need to send the message WM_COMMAND with LOWORD(wParam) set to the ID of the button to the window containing the button. Then handle the WM_COMMAND message you just sent.
    Away.

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    I'm very new to c++, I didnt understand what you said can you show me an example?

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    erm, if you're really that new to C++, you may not want to worry about that right this moment...
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    Okay here, someone I know made a program with a button that does what i said. He said in the readme that he used the button as a protection, and If you click the button it downloads the specific program i'm looking for off his server and he gave me a hint that i should use WinAPI. And I need some helping doing this because I really need the program.

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    No. If you don't know how to program in C or C++ already, you don't stand a chance with the Windows API. Give yourself at least 6 months to get good with C/C++ (your choice), and then at least another 6 months to get good with the Windows API, assuming you're a fast and dedicated learner. There's nothing we can do to help you do that with what you know now short of writing the program for you, and we don't do that.
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    Ok Edit, I have this so far

    Code:
    #include "stdafx.h"
    #include "windows.h"
    
    
    int APIENTRY WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance,
                         HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,
                         LPSTR     lpCmdLine,
                         int       nCmdShow)
    {
    HWND hWndProSpam;
    HWND hWndButton;
    hWndProSpam = FindWindowEx(NULL, NULL, "ThunderRT6FormDC", "Pro Spam 1");
    hWndButton = FindWindowEx(hWndProSpam, NULL, "ThunderRT6CommandButton", NULL);
    EnableWindow(hWndProSpam, 1);
    EnableWindow(hWndButton, 1);
    SendMessage(hWndButton, WM_LBUTTONDOWN, NULL, NULL);
    SendMessage(hWndButton, WM_LBUTTONUP, NULL, NULL);
    
    	return 0;
    }
    Is there a way I can make it think it's been clicked? Because that still grays out the button.
    Last edited by anarchytech; 07-09-2005 at 09:44 PM.

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