Reading text in another application...? 
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Is there some way to get text out of an edit box in another running

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Tue, 19 May 1998 03:00:00 GMT  
 Reading text in another application...?

>Is there some way to get text out of an edit box in another running

If you can find the hWnd of the text box, you can get the text out of it:

Declare Function GetWindowText% Lib "User" (ByVal hWnd%, ByVal lpString$,
ByVal aint%)

You use this kinda like the INI file functions. Presize a buffer, call
GetWindowText(), and trim it to length:

Dim sbuff as string
sbuff = space$(5000)'must be bigger than contents of textbox
retlen = GetWindowText(hWndOfYourTextBox, sbuff, len(sbuff))
sbuff = Left$(sbuff,retlen)

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Wed, 20 May 1998 03:00:00 GMT  
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