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Window Search Dialog Box

Use this dialog box to find and select the node for a specific window in Windows View. To display this dialog box, move the focus to the Windows view window. Then choose Find Window from the Search menu.

You can use the Finder Tool to select a window, or you can enter the window handle, or identify the window by caption and class.

The following settings are available:

Finder Tool

The drag and drop tool used to select a window.

Hide Spy++

Removes the main Spy++ window and leaves the WindowSearch dialog box visible on top of your other applications.


The unique ID of the window to search for.


The text in the window caption to search for.


The class of the window to search for.

Search Direction Up or Down

The initial direction of the search.

Searching for a Window in Windows View

Explains how to find a specific window in Windows view.

Windows View

Displays a tree view of the available windows and controls.

Spy++ Views

Explains the Spy++ tree views of windows, messages, processes, and threads.

Using Spy++

Introduces the Spy++ tool and explains how it can be used.

Find Window Dialog Box

Used to view the properties or messages from a specific window.

Window Properties Dialog Box

Used to display the properties of a window selected in Windows view.

Spy++ Reference

Includes sections describing each Spy++ menu and dialog box.

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