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Jerry Yu
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hi everyone,
Is there a way to capture GUIs as images, even when the windows are not topmost (hidden or minimized)?
I only know how to grab GUIs when they are the topmost. But I don't know how to acces the display buffer when they are hidden or minimized. Any suggestions?
Thank you.
Jerry
 
John Winstanley
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Are you talking about pressing the print screen button, or do you want to do this from inside an application?
 
Jerry Yu
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hi,
I want to get other applications' guis from my application. I can do this when the other application is the topmost. How can do this when the application is minimized or hidden?
Thank you,
Li
 
Gregg Bolinger
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So you want to capture screen prints of applications that are minimized or mearly offscreen? All I can say is not with pure JAVA. I wouldn't even know how to begin doing that in any other language. You probably talking about invading some Windows Protected Memory space to get those buffers. If GUI's are actually kept in some off screen buffer.
 
Jerry Yu
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If the other app is written in java, could I get access to its graphics requrests without having to touch protected memory in window or linux?
 
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