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How to find applications running on a window

 
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Hi,
I want to find the applications running on my window and the application names. I am just wondering if there is any API to find the application names. I know that there is an api to find the processes running in java.
Please, let me know if any one has any idea or suggestions regarding the same.
Thanks,
Gandhi
 
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I think there is no in-build functionality for that.
It will be very platform-dependent.
Perhaps you may program it in C/ C++ and then use JNI.
On Linux you may scan the /proc - Filesystem and collect the data from there, find the X-Server and dependent programs.
Do you only want to find UserPrograms or SystemPrograms running in the Background too? I don't think so - you're talking about 'window'.
Only visible windows or even iconified programs?
 
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The WIN32 API provides a FindWindow function. You can use this to obtain the window handle. After obtaining the handle you can manipulate the window and its contents.
I doubt Java provides this function as its very specific to Windows. This is OK given the Java goal of platform independence.
 
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