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Hello everyone ,

I am going to develop an application to take screenshots and save it when ever user clicks on the or open the forms on system tray.


Consider that i am having 4 task bar (MS Paint,MS Word,Visual Studio,Firefox) think that all the 4 applications are running in my system. When i click on Firefox tab my application should take snap short of the Firefox window. Similarly to all those other tabs opened.

How can i do it i know Win32 DLL should be used but which event to be used i am not getting .....

Thanks in advance
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[no name] 20-Jul-12 7:31am    
"How can i do it i know Win32 DLL should be used"... it's called "research"

In the first instance, I am not sure how well C# handles writing shell extensions, but Michael Dunn wrote an excellent series on shell extensions. You should look through them and see if there's anything there that helps you.
 
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C#
[DllImport("user32.dll")]
        static extern IntPtr GetForegroundWindow();

        [DllImport("user32.dll")]
        static extern int GetWindowText(IntPtr hWnd, StringBuilder text, int count);

        public string GetActiveWindowTitle()
        {
            const int nChars = 256;
            IntPtr handle = IntPtr.Zero;
            StringBuilder Buff = new StringBuilder(nChars);
            handle = GetForegroundWindow();

            if (GetWindowText(handle, Buff, nChars) > 0)
            {
                return Buff.ToString();
            }
            return "some_thing";
        }


I got the active windo event when ever the taskbar changes it is called as ForegroundWindow event. The above code gives me the out in string format ,so I keep this method in a loop when ever the string value changes it means that another window is activated . I added some logic to that an got my work done.
 
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