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    Hey guys long time.Yeah know i have started winAPI programming.Okay how would i get a handle to an external window for example say a handle to internet explorer ..Okay what should i do if i want the programm to readkey stroks even ifthe window has no focus.U guessed it i am trying tomake a programm that hides and unhide ur internet explorer.COOL tool for those office guys.Is the like a book for all the window API functions??

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    It was the next message on the list!!!

    Getting Handle

    The best resource for API routines is the MSDN library, it is up to date, by definition, a book is out of date before it arrives in the shops. The most recommended book for API programming is Charles Petzolds "Programming Windows" fifth edition.
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    yup i am using petzold great book
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    Well i checked the post and nothing that could help me ..

    1) how would i find the handle to internet explorer so i can use showWindow() to hide and unhide it.

    2) how can i read keystrokes when the focus isnt on my window.
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    From the other thread...

    >>> One solution is FindWindow().
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    how will i use it like this

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    hwndiExplore = FindWindow("IEXPLORE", NULL );
    it dosnt seem to work

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    IEXPLORE isnt the class name inorder to use findwindow and findwindowex u need the class name or window handle, if u are using m$vstudio ent there will be an app called spy++ which will give u the class name etc of the iexplore window i think its summin like IEFRAME (the only ones i ever use are for the notify icon area and start bar ^_^)

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    Yeah guys i used the FindWindow() function and it works fine .But know the problem is if there are 2 Iexplore window its gives u the handle to the first one opened .Is there any function to get the hadles with using the same class name.

    I saw VB can use this function for that FindWindowLike() ...
    Ah another problem when i try setBKColor () or setTextColor)( it says the function dont exist why is it that??

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    Originally posted by datainjector
    Is there any function to get the hadles with using the same class name.
    There's a way to fetch all top window handles and see if they belong to a specific class; look into EnumWindows() and GetClassName().
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