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Can anybody help me to implement the following VB code in Python. Thanks in

Private Declare Function SendMessage Lib "user32.dll" Alias _
"SendMessageA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal wMsg As Long, _
ByVal wParam As Long, ByVal lParam As Long) As Long

Private Const WM_PAINT = &HF
Private Const WM_PRINT = &H317
Private Const PRF_CLIENT = &H4&
Private Const PRF_CHILDREN = &H10&
Private Const PRF_OWNED = &H20&

Private Sub Command1_Click()
SendMessage grid.hwnd, WM_PAINT, picture.hDC, 0
SendMessage grid.hwnd, WM_PRINT, picture.hDC, PRF_CHILDREN Or PRF_CLIENT
picture.Picture = picture.Image
End Sub
Jul 18 '05 #1
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Some explanation about what you are tring to do will be of immense

Did you want to capture some other Windows object from Python or do you
want to capture a Python GUI application from Python?

I might be able to help out, but please send more details.
Thank you,

Jul 18 '05 #2

I want to capture a no visible area of a wxFrame of Python. This area
contain a wxGrid object. In VB6 this code work very good.


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Some explanation about what you are tring to do will be of immense

Did you want to capture some other Windows object from Python or do you
want to capture a Python GUI application from Python?

I might be able to help out, but please send more details.
Thank you,

Jul 18 '05 #3
Hi Catalin,

Here are the modifications to your code. I am emailing you the complete
file back to your email address. Please note that you need PIL (Python
Imaging Library) to grab the window. I included a step to save the
image, but you can do whatever you want with it.


-------------- Unified Diff ---------------

--- Catalin.txt Wed Jan 05 11:43:38 2005
+++ frmDesign.py Wed Jan 05 11:43:17 2005
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
from wxPython.wx import *
from wxPython.grid import *
from win32api import SendMessage
-import win32ui
+import win32ui, win32gui, ImageGrab

WM_PAINT = 0xf
WM_PRINT = 0x317
@@ -47,6 +47,10 @@
dc = wxMemoryDC()
+ win_sz = win32gui.GetWindowRect(self.grd.GetHandle())
+ print win_sz
+ im = ImageGrab.grab((win_sz[0],win_sz[1],win_sz[2],win_sz[3]))
+ im.save('C:/TEMP/grid.jpg')
SendMessage(self.grd.GetHandle(), WM_PAINT, dc.GetHDC(), 0)
SendMessage(self.grd.GetHandle(), WM_PRINT, dc.GetHDC(),

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