MFC :: Finding Child Window of a CWnd* Object?

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    Question MFC :: Finding Child Window of a CWnd* Object?

    Okay, I am making a small application that retrieves the conversation text from the AOL Instant Messenger application. I type in the user's screen name of the window to monitor, and that works alright. Now, I need to get a CWnd* object to the RichEdit child window. It is finding the parent IM window as it should. Also, the class name of the child window is Ate32Class, which I got from the Spy++ MSVC++ tool. When I do this:

    Code:
    		m_pChild = m_pWnd->FindWindow("Ate32Class", NULL);     // Find child window
    		if (! m_pChild)      // Error finding text window?
    		{
    			AfxMessageBox("Error finding conversation text window!\n");   // Display error message
    			return;     // Exit function
    		}
    It shows me the error message. It isn't finding the child window of parent 'm_pWnd'. If you can give me any help, please do.

    Thanks,
    Matt U.

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    FindWindow() only finds top-level windows. You may need to use FindWindowEx().
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    Lightbulb Nevermind, I got it :-D

    I found it out. I just had to do this:

    Code:
    		m_pChild = m_pWnd->GetNextDlgGroupItem(m_pWnd);
    		m_pChild = m_pChild->GetNextDlgGroupItem(m_pWnd);
    :-D

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