July 20th, 2003, 02:25 PM
Windows: How to bring another application to foreground
Hi everybody !
My question is how to activate application "b" through application "a" in MS Windows (nt/w2k/xp).
The (main or application) window of application "b" shall be brought to the foreground and application "b" set as the active application done by application "a" (possibly in C code).
July 20th, 2003, 03:04 PM
Use FindWindow() to find the handle of the main Window for application B. You need to know either the window title or the class name of the window of application B to pass it to FindWindow(). This will return the handle of the window for B.
Then call SetForegroundWindow() and pass it the window handle you obtained in the previous step.
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July 21st, 2003, 07:34 AM
Thank you for your reply,
Actually I did that before posting in the forum, but the window handle was wrong ;)