Win32 Application contextmenu piloting (UI Automation)


I just developed a PoC where I demonstrated to my customer how is feasible to integrate and manipulate a Win32 application (Remedy Client in my case) into a CCF (Customer Care Framework) client application.

In this context I had some problem in piloting context menu. the couple of link below give much information.

My main takeways:

  • standard context menu class name is "#32768"
  • usually context menu send a WM_COMMAND message to the application window with an ID that trigger the operation
  • when you successfully selected the context menu window (you have the HWND):
    • you can choose the menu item via WM_KEYDOWN/VK_DOWN messages
    • you can activate the menu item via a WM_KEYDOWN/VK_ENTER message

Links that saved my day:

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