c# - Windows application and Spy++

I am unable to figure out why I can use Spy++ to get handle, window class etc of some windows application. For example, iexplore.exe, it just doesn't work on url text box or any text, edit box area if any in the page loaded; there are also windows application I get only the outer layer's properties whereas its internal buttons, textbox or combox are inaccessible. In these applications what should I do to reach them ? Thank you :)

1 Answer

  1. Gavin- Reply


    These programs use windowless controls.

    Instead of using standard Windows controls, they draw and process everything themselves within one giant container.

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