How to get text from windows controll

Izarf's Avatar
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I think this is a simple one:
how do I extract the "D:\Backup" from the window in focus?

I see that I get the window handle through HWND GetFocus(VOID);, but how do I access and read the text?

shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Use GetWindowText API or the same in Win32 Message to get the window text from the handle you get from the call
carl1's Avatar
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Originally Posted by shabbir
Use GetWindowText API
No, read MSDN to learn basic apis behaviour