I haven't been working on CCWSpy.NET for a long while, as I've been busy. In fact, looking at my last blog entry on the application, I've discovered that it's been 2 years since I first wrote it in Delphi and blogged about it. What's CCWSpy.NET? Here's my original introduction.

To recap, it's a hybrid Win32 and .NET 1.1 application, which can spy on any events happening in a control located in another native .NET 1.0 and 1.1 application. As of now, it cannot spy on applications written in VCL.NET, since controls in a VCL.NET application do not directly descend from the System.Windows.Forms.Control class.

Today, I added another ability to CCWSpy.NET. CCWSpy.NET can now change the property of any control it is spying on. There is a menu item in the application, that says Set Value. Once I clicked on it, I need to provide the window id of a control that will be updated.

In the click event, I attempted to set the value of the control directly. This resulted in an abysmal failure of the application, the end result of which is a hang.

To be continued...