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cover target application's edit control with RichText control in C#


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project description:

stays running

We need a program which stays running (minimized), always looking for a target application. For example, let's say (for discussion) that our target application is notepad.exe.

shadow window

When the target application (notepad) starts, your program will detect that. Inside the target application (inside of notepad), your program will find a specific child window (in this example, the edit control in notepad).

On top of this child window, your program will place a RichText "shadow" window. This "shadow" window (containing a RichText edit control) will be placed OVER the target application's (notepad's) edit control.


When the target application (notepad) is moved or resized, your RichText "shadow" control should smoothly move and/or resize with it. This will keep the target application's (notepad's) edit control covered, with your RichText "shadow" window (edit control).

stick together

Users should not be able to put other windows between the target application (notepad) and your shadow (RichText/shadow window) control. Your program (the RichText edit control, etc.) will "stick with" the target edit control, so that nothing can come between them.

edit controls' text

Your program will be able to access the RichText control, and will be able to close the RichText control (window). Additionally, your program will be able to read and replace text in the target application's (notepad's) edit control.


Your program should avoid polling and should be event-driven.

If done correctly, users should not be able to tell the target application edit control has been covered with your RichText control!

can you do it?

If you can do all this, then please describe (in general), how you will approach this task in your bid.

Skills: C# Programming

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Hello, this can be accomplished by using low level winapi calls to set the parent of the shadow app to the target app/control. This would effectively turn it into its child and would get automatically minimized/restore More

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I CAN COMPLETE YOUR PROJECT EASILY Hello, I am software developer with enough experiences on C#/.NET for 13 years. I can work by full time for your project and trying to satisfy the requirements. I am designing the pro More

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Hello, I read your description in detail. I have experiences at web security and can help you. I am very excited on your project, and I am ready to start work immediately. I have skills: C#,ASP.NET I am very experience More

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Greetings! am the .net, C# expert, rich experience in windows desktop application with C# windowform. I can satisfy you. more in chat. htanks.

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I can do that, just need to get the handle of the said software and create a new temporary form which is practically just a richtext control, make some events which checks when the window it's moved... since you asked More

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