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Re: Tracking application events in Windows

by larryk (Friar)
on Oct 02, 2008 at 16:49 UTC ( #715048=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Tracking application events in Windows

The best way is to define a new standard for application monitoring, sell it to the companies you are interested in and get them to call your API. On the off-chance that you don't get buy-in, you could resort to some sort of nastiness with SetWindowsHookEx but I don't fancy your chances in Perl (e.g. using Win32::API) so the next best way is to write a little event logger in C and tail the log from Perl. This will work assuming those apps aren't actively protecting their message queues. Check out the WH_GETMESSAGE and GetMsgProc handler documentation on MSDN.
   larryk                                          
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