AIM IM text?

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    Question AIM IM text?

    I am making my first AIM chat proggie. I need to know how to get the full chat text of what has been said from the IM window. I have the key sending but how do I do this?
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    Are you using Winsock to do this? I'm not too familiar with Winsock, but you can just send when the user presses a button (or for something like this, a virt key maybe) and then send the necessary string.

    I'm not really quite sure I understand your question, though. Could you explain it a little better?
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    Question I meant...

    Ok. AIM has 2 edit boxes. The bottom is where you type your messages and top is where the full chat text and messages from other users send their messages. That's the one I want to get the text from.
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    GetWindowText might do what you want. Look it up on MSDN...
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    Question I need to...

    I need to get the handle to the window. I tried EnumChildWindows but none of them are it. How do I find the right window? Also, GetWindowText didn't work. I think they use RichEdit.
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    Arg! I know how to do this ::hits head numerous times::

    Let me see, try:

    hwndctrl = GetDlgItem(hwnd, id);

    I think this is how you get the handle of the control. Try this out and if it doesn't work, then I'll do some extensive research for you
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    Post I first need..

    First, I need the id of the window.
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    Ummm...isn't your ID a global constant?
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    What ID?

    What ID?
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    Alright, when you created the child window with CreateWindow(Ex), you had to specify the child window's menu with type HMENU in the nth parameter. That's what you need to put as ID in the function's 2nd parameter.
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    What are u talkin' bout?

    I need to get the chat text window in an IM window of AIM.
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    Oh, you mean the AIM window! I thought you were trying to create your own window. Sorry for the confusion...
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    Believe it or not, it may be impossible. I've tried using Spy++ but it can't find it.

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    Like I said before I don't know much Winsock, but maybe you could catch what's coming in that goes to AIM, but before it goes to aim, you could process that data and use it. I wouldn't know how to go about this though, it is just a logical thought...
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    Arrow I have...

    I have seen this in other AIM proggies...
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