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The Spy++ Toolbar

Visual Studio 6.0

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The Spy++ toolbar appears beneath the menu bar. It provides shortcut commands for opening new views, starting or stopping the message stream display, changing message stream options, clearing message stream windows, and finding windows. You can display or hide the toolbar with the Toolbar command on the View menu.

Button Effect
Creates a window to display a tree view of all windows and controls in the system. See Using the Windows View.
Creates a window to display a tree view of all processes in the system. See Using the Processes View.
Creates a window to display a tree view of all threads in the system. See Using the Threads View.
Creates a window to display window messages. This button calls up the Message Options dialog box to let you select the window whose messages will be displayed, in addition to other options. See Using the Messages View.
Starts the message logging and displays the message stream. This button is available only when a Messages window is active (has the focus). See Starting and Stopping the Message Log Display.
Stops the message logging and display of the message stream. This button is available only when a Messages window is active (has the focus). See Starting and Stopping the Message Log Display.
Displays the Message Options dialog box. Use this dialog box to select windows and message types for viewing. This button is available only when a Messages window is active (has the focus). See Choosing Message Options.
Clears the contents of the active Messages window. This button is available only when a Messages window is active (has the focus).
Opens the Find Window dialog box, which lets you select a window to view messages or find properties. See Using the Window Finder Tool.
Searches the current view for a matching window, process, thread, or message.
Searches the current view for the next matching window, process, thread, or message. This button (and the related menu item) is available only when there is a valid search result that is not unique. For example, when you use a window handle as the search criteria in the window tree, it will produce unique results, since there is only one window with that handle in the window tree. In this instance, Find Next is not available.
Searches the current view for the previous matching window, process, thread, or message. This button (and the related menu item) is available only when there is a valid search result that is not unique. For example, when you use a window handle as the search criteria in the window tree, it will produce unique results, since there is only one window with that handle in the window tree. In this instance, Find Previous is not available.

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