get handle of window of another application

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    get handle of window of another application

    Is it possible to get the handle of the editbox which is present in a window in another application. I have to post the message to that editbox from my application.
    NB:Iam not able to use findwindow here b'coz i do not know the name of the window.

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    Do you know the name of the parent window?

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    If you're using MSVC++ you can use the tool SPY++ that will give you the handle to the window of another app or editbox in another app.

    Doing it programatically I would imagine would be complicated.
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