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Hi,
I am writing a C program trying to read highlighted text in aother
application (Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Office). How do I find out
which application is on focus and grab the text highlighted? Thanks.
Danny
Nov 13 '05 #1
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On 14 Aug 2003 07:47:48 -0700
da****@yahoo.co m (Danny) wrote:
Hi,
I am writing a C program
Then why are you posting in a C++ group?
trying to read highlighted text in aother
application (Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Office). How do I find out
which application is on focus and grab the text highlighted? Thanks.


You can't (using standard C/C++).

br
socketd
Nov 13 '05 #2

"Danny" <da****@yahoo.c om> wrote in message
news:68******** *************** ***@posting.goo gle.com...
Hi,
I am writing a C program trying to read highlighted text in aother
application (Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Office). How do I find out
which application is on focus and grab the text highlighted? Thanks.
Danny


Windows-specific problem is off-topic here.
Try ask in comp.os.ms-windows.program mer.win32

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Jeff
Nov 13 '05 #3
In <68************ **************@ posting.google. com> da****@yahoo.co m (Danny) writes:
I am writing a C program trying to read highlighted text in aother
application (Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Office). How do I find out
which application is on focus and grab the text highlighted? Thanks.


The C abstract machine is single-tasking, single-threaded, therefore
there is exactly one application running at a time, as far as the C
language is concerned.

Dan
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Email: Da*****@ifh.de
Nov 13 '05 #4

"Danny" <da****@yahoo.c om> wrote in message news:68******** *************** ***@posting.goo gle.com...
Hi,
I am writing a C program trying to read highlighted text in aother
application (Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Office). How do I find out
which application is on focus and grab the text highlighted? Thanks.
Danny


Read the documentation about the clipboard or download the tutorial
of lcc-win32 about C programming under windows. There search for
the clipboard examples.

jacob
Nov 13 '05 #5
jacob navia wrote:
"Danny" <da****@yahoo.c om> wrote in message
I am writing a C program trying to read highlighted text in
aother application (Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Office). How
do I find out which application is on focus and grab the text
highlighted? Thanks.


Read the documentation about the clipboard or download the
tutorial of lcc-win32 about C programming under windows. There
search for the clipboard examples.


Please restrict your answers to standard C in c.l.c. Redirection
to other newsgroups which do not insist on portability is also
acceptable. In some cases clearly labelling them as non-portable
extensions will do. However giving the innocents the impression
that such an operation is generally available in portable C is
totally unacceptable here.

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