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    I can't use FindWindowEx() to find control.

    I want to open Microsoft Security Essential program and click Scan now button with VC . I can find window but Can't find control. This is my code when I run this code it show Control not found . I try to test this code with click Browse button in Run program it work but when I try to use with Microsoft Security Essential it not found control. I don't know why maybe this control is in Tab . How to use FindWindowEx() click Scan now button in Microsoft Security Essential ?

    Code:
    int run_ms(){	
    
    	ShellExecute(NULL, L"open", L"C:/Program Files/Microsoft Security Client/msseces.exe", NULL, NULL, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
    
            HWND w;
    	w=FindWindow(NULL, L"Microsoft Security Essentials");
    
    		if(w==NULL)
    				MessageBox(NULL,L"Not found",L"",MB_OK);
    
    		else{
    				HWND cb;
    				cb = FindWindowEx(w,NULL,NULL,_T("&Scan now"));		
    
    			if(cb!=NULL)
    			{
    				SendMessage(cb,WM_LBUTTONDOWN, NULL,NULL);
    				SendMessage(cb,WM_LBUTTONUP, NULL,NULL);
    			}
    			else
    				MessageBox(NULL,L"Control not found",L"",MB_OK);
    		}
    
    			return 0;
    }
    Last edited by mmc01; February 14th, 2013 at 09:46 PM.

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    Re: I can't use FindWindowEx() to find control.

    Start from learning Microsoft Security Essential window structure with Spy++.

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    Re: I can't use FindWindowEx() to find control.

    I use Spy++ with button in Microsoft Security Essential it show like this

    Caption : &Scan now
    Class : ALT:BUTTON
    I use FindWindowEx() like this cb = FindWindowEx(w,NULL,NULL,_T("&Scan now")); but it not found Control.

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    Re: I can't use FindWindowEx() to find control.

    Quote Originally Posted by mmc01 View Post
    I use Spy++ with button in Microsoft Security Essential it show like this

    I use FindWindowEx() like this cb = FindWindowEx(w,NULL,NULL,_T("&Scan now")); but it not found Control.
    And why you're so sure you're able to do that? Did you follow the advice Alex F gave you?
    Best regards,
    Igor

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