Copy Text From Textbox Of Other Application
I would like to know which approach is best in solving this problem.
Situation: One application running (NonVBApp) has buttons and a textbox which is updated often with downloaded info (like chat). This is a commercial application. My program (MyVBApp) should 1) read what's in that textbox , then 2) analyse the content of the text and 3) perform actions accordingly (pushing buttons) of NonVBApp.
- first i tried to directly tap into the port NonVBApp is using to get it's data over the net, in the hope of extracting the text from there. This seems to be impossible in VB (and using a 3rd party Packet Sniffer does not feed the info to my program continuesly).
- second i tried to use the clipboard to - manually - copy text from the textbox to MyVBApp. This works only from time to time (cursor blinks in textbos, but ctrl-A fails me). More-over, automating this proces is what the program should be about
Can I somehow extract text from a textbox of another application?
Any other suggestions?
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