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Why I can't hide certain apps?


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:17 AM

HWND h;
h = FindWindow(NULL,"firefox");
ShowWindow(h,FALSE);

 

 

The above code should make the window for mozilla firefox get hidden,but nothing happens.Can anybody give me an ideea why?



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:23 AM

Did you check the return value for FindWindow() to make sure that it succeeded?

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:25 AM

yes,it doesn't find firefox.I tried firefox.exe,Firefox all possible names,but it doesn't find it.Why? 



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:30 AM

FindWindow uses GetWindowText to get the window name for comparison. It is unlikely that your firefox window only has the word "firefox" in it's title...



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:34 AM

damn.I always check msdn for functions,but this time I didn't,and it bit my... Thanks a lot!



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:17 AM

It's better to give the class name rather than windows caption. Just use spy++ or a similar tool to get it.






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