Getting window Handel

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    Getting window Handel

    Hello, I did do a search, but I searched badly.
    BTW this is in C not C++

    This is what I want to do.

    I have a program

    its Task name (using ctrl alt delet) is.
    "SwgClient"

    its proccess name is.
    "SwgClient_r.exe"

    Are any of those its handel? Im not sure how to get a windows handle or even use it if I do. Does anyone know how?

    My overall goal! so u dont think im some guy sending viruses or who knows what.

    Is to create a macro program to prevent injury to my wrist in the future!

    I was using keybd_event but that is annoying having to keep the swgclient as ontop So im hoping to switch to a sendkeys LIKE command.

    BOT

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    easy man as long as u know the window caption, just use the api call FindWindow(class,caption); i havent used it 4 a while but i think u can set the class propertie as null. this will then return the hWnd value (i have used this for getting the sytrays handle and blitted junk 2 it ^^) of course the call requires the include file windows.h but hey uv prbly already got this included ^^ hope it helps

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    If you don't know the caption or class of the window to put in the FindWindow function, you should use an api spy program to obtain it. Spy++ is a good one that comes with VC++.
    It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful
    --Anton Szandor LaVey

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    Hello, and thnx for the info, it seems to be running fine.

    Now part 2:

    What is the best ways to send keys to a specific program, like a macro program would work.

    Without using hooks...

    ?


    Coder

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    If you can ensure the program you want the keystrokes to go to will have focus, then use SendInput, else use SendMessage to the window you want.

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    I agree however i would go with send message, very flexible

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    Thnx

    I got spy++ from

    http://www.catch22.org.uk/software/winspy.asp


    AND WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    This program RULES...

    Are handels static?

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    No, they can change per process and each time the program with the handle runs. Use FindWindow to get a handle for your process.

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