closing microsoft internet explorer

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    closing microsoft internet explorer

    I wrote an applacation that used EnumWindows to find and check every window to see if "Microsoft Internet Explorer" was in its title. It then used SendMessage with WM_DESTROY to close the Microsoft Internet Explorer Window.
    It seems to target the windows okay but instead of just closing the window it closes the internet content of the window. This left the menus, frame, and rest of the program non-responsive. You then needed to CRTL-ALT-DELete the window to get it to go away. Does anyone have an idea of why the windows do not close correctly?
    Thank You in advance and for even glancing at my problem!
    Here is a screen shot.
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    Try sending a WM_EXIT or WM_CLOSE. Use Spy++ to find which is sent when you close IE manually.

    Probably not getting a PostQuitMessage(0); from the destroy.
    Remember any mem alloc'ed will not be freed unless IE is told to clean it up.
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    thank you i will try those other messages but what is Spy++?
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    Try DestroyWindow to kill off the app - from msdn:..destroys the specified window. The function sends WM_DESTROY and WM_NCDESTROY..

    That is, you are being left with the non-client area of the wnd because that is not being destroyed.

    Alternatively you can send both messages.

    spy++ is a utility/tool that comes with msvc - and I always forget about its existence.
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    >>spy++ is a utility/tool that comes with msvc

    Allowing you to look at the messages generated by an app. Can filter msg's, so only looking for say mouse msg's.
    Handy to tell what msg (and where to) an action in an app generates.
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    spy++

    if I don't use msvc can i still get spy++? ( I searched the internet for a download but could not find it.)

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    I tryed to attach Spy++ to this post (but it was too big so i linked to it) i dont know if it is illegal to distribute it w/o MSVC++ or not so, you are taking a chance downloading it


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    Smile

    mie "cannot find the server" of that link. i wonder why.
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    it needs a .dll file, and probably more after that... thanx anyway but mabey if it has its own folder i could get that.
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    Try this. Again, I cannot be responsible for your illegal use of this if you do not own MSVC++ version 6.

    I can't post the rest, but those are the dll and other associations i think.
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    so WM_NCDESTROY worked and thank you all for spy++ it will be very helpful! finallay my MIE killer program works!
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