Read a text and progress bar value of another program with known window handle

  • Status Completed
  • Budget $30 - $250 USD
  • Total Bids 2

Project Description

This project consists of two parts.

Part 1) Implement function ReadWindowTexts(Handle : THandle) : String; The function receives a window handle to a visible window of another program. The function returns all the texts that it can read from the window but not the window title. For example, if there is a simple popup window Yes and No buttons and text "Would you like to restart Windows?", a call to ReadWindowTexts should return something like "Yes;No;Would you like to restart Windows?;"

Part 2) Implement function GetProgressBarValue(Handle : THandle) : Integer; The function receives a window handle to a visible window of another program. The window may or may not contain a progress bar. If it does not contain a progress bar, the function should return -1. If the given window does contain a progress bar, the function returns its numerical value (i.e. the progress).

These functions must compile with Delphi 2010 and work under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

Note: I am not sure whether Part 2 is possible to implement with Windows API. If you think it's impossible but you could do Part 1, say so when making your bid. I need these functions (or at least Part 1) ASAP. Do not bid if you cannot start right now.

Note 2: If you are an expert with Windows API but do not know Delphi, say so and you can still make a bid. If I would choose you, you would instruct me what Windows API functions to call and how, for example by providing pseudo code which I would then convert to Delphi code.

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