[python-win32] getting the contents of a Control in a window
timr at probo.com
Wed Apr 13 01:52:00 CEST 2005
On Tue, 12 Apr 2005 15:07:26 -0400, Daniel F <nanotube at gmail.com> wrote:
>have you tried win32gui.GetWindowText(hwnd) ?
>you may note that the msdn api reference specifies 3 arguments for
>this function, but pywin32 takes only one, the hwnd. dont know why,
>but it certainly makes the function much easier to use...
Because those are outputs of GetWindowText. For any API that returns a
string, the Windows API will have you pass in a buffer and a buffer
size. In Python, strings can vary in length, so there is no need to
send a pre-allocated string. The Python Win32 wrapper conveniently
creates the buffer for you, and passes the resulting string as a return
from the function.
- Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
More information about the Python-win32