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Thread: How to get the word under mouse pointer?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2000

    How to get the word under mouse pointer?

    I want to develop private dictionary program.

    The main feature of the program should be automatic word recgonition under mouse point.

    That is.. When I move the mouse over the word what I want to know, the program recgonizes the word under mouse pointer and displays the meaning of word from it's database.

    So.. What I want to know is how to get the text under mouse pointer at anywhere on the screen(including Internet Explorer, notepad, any program...)

    I've find a few informations about this feature.

    All of these information say that I have to use global hook and more advance program should hook the output of GDI text drawing routine.

    If anyone know about this text capturing method, please let me know.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 1999

    Re: How to get the word under mouse pointer?


    i also try to create such a program and found following posting.


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