Text extraction from a Window?? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi folks,

    I'm writing a shell jscript for WSH and want to know if it's possible to extract the text in child controls from other Windows applications that are running. Some examples would be obtaining the text from a button in a dialog box, reading the text values from the nodes in a treeview or combobox, etc.

    Enumerating existing processes is the first step, which i've done, now i want to dig down into those processes...


    Wednesday, December 3, 2008 5:16 PM

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  • Sounds decidedly dodgy to me.


    Thursday, December 4, 2008 9:48 AM
  • What did you mean by that? That it'll be tough or that it's suspicious? The reason I want to get text from other windows is to faciliitate some automation tasks I'm attempting to script.
    Thursday, December 4, 2008 4:37 PM