Can any one tell me how can i get handle for a process which dosent have a window(FindWindow not working)

and also the process is not created by my app so it is a external process....
Posted on 2003-05-09 08:43:20 by telophase
toolhelp32 API
Posted on 2003-05-09 10:35:41 by comrade
How do i use this API?? any examples
Posted on 2003-05-11 00:05:08 by telophase
Hi telophase,

I've never used it but I imagine it would go like this :
SearchForProcess proc



invoke CreateToolhelp32Snapshot,TH32CS_SNAPPROCESS,NULL
mov hToolHelp,eax

invoke Process32First,hToolHelp,ADDR pe32
.WHILE eax
mov eax,pe32.th32ProcessID
mov pID,eax
; do your thing to see if this is the process your looking for
invoke Process32Next,hToolHelp,ADDR pe32

; [color=red]invoke CloseToolhelp32Snapshot,hToolHelp[/color]
; EDIT sorry wrong docs, that's for CE
invoke CloseHandle,hToolHelp

SearchForProcess endp
Ofcouse like I said I have never actually tried it. The MASM32 package is missing the CloseToolhelp32Snapshot function so you'll have to load it manually. <- Sorry wrong docs, that function doesn't exist outside of CE
Posted on 2003-05-11 00:30:19 by donkey
Thnak's donkey for sorting things out...
Posted on 2003-05-11 00:32:51 by telophase

I don't want to discourage you from asking questions, that is after all why the board is here. And I really don't mind answering them at all, but that took about 2 minutes to research at MSDN. You should take a little more time to research the method once the answer (as Comrade gave you) is clear. The best way to learn how to do things is to ask for a direction to search in then do the research yourself. Granted the answer comes out the same but you may find interesting things along the way.
Posted on 2003-05-11 00:59:34 by donkey
if i am not mistaking toolhelp32 API is for win9x.
fr NT+ use psapi
Posted on 2003-05-11 01:40:29 by wizzra
Yeah, I think in NT it would just return 0 and quit without doing anything. The api calls are there but I think they do nothing. In NT you would have to use EnumProcesses which is much simpler IMHO.
Posted on 2003-05-11 01:46:34 by donkey
NT only, Windows 2000/XP have toolhelp32 API.
Posted on 2003-05-11 08:06:25 by comrade