Windows API question

Ken Ray kray at
Mon Apr 14 23:17:02 EDT 2003

It depends on what's in front. If you had an external or other app that
could grab the DC of the control that is in the frontmost appliaction,
it's possible. But you'd have to know a lot about the app that's in

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-admin at 
> [mailto:use-revolution-admin at] On Behalf Of 
> Jim Lambert
> Sent: Monday, April 14, 2003 7:53 PM
> To: use-revolution at
> Subject: Windows API question
> hi List,
> This is perhaps a bit off topic, but...
> Is it possible in Windows for a Rev application that is in 
> the background to determine the currently selected text in 
> the currently active window of the currently active application?
> More specifically, is it possible to have a user event that 
> could pass the text currently selected in any app to a rev 
> app that is running in the background?  The user event would 
> have to be available system wide, e.g. a functionkey, systray 
> icon, a menuitem inserted into any menu that is invoked by 
> right-clicking, etc.
> Suggestions and ideas are most appreciated! And since I don't 
> code at that level I'll be looking to hire someone who does.
> Thanks,
> Jim Lambert
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