Today I have got a tool named GetWindowText for you which will help you read text from any window. The tool is also capable of reading the complex directory trees. The tool is really small, simple and easy to use. You can simply click the left mouse button on the GetWindowText icon button and hold down the left mouse button and drag it to the portion of the window from where you want to read the data. The tool is capable of reading almost all types of text like File, Edit, Static and Groupbox-controls. The application will allow you to read all the contents from the directory trees and the list views. You just have to left click on the GetWindowText button and drag the mouse button to the area you want to read and as soon as you leave the mouse button the reading will be over.
In terms of compatibility of the application, the tool supports both 32 bit as well as 64 bit systems. The tool is also tested to work on various operating systems such as Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7.
This is the first screen which will open up when you will launch the application for the first time after downloading it. The software doesn’t require installation as it will run directly from the exe file which will be extracted from the downloaded GetWindowText.zip file. The window that opens up when you will launch the tool for the first time contains the instructions about how to operate the tool. You will have to left click on the button pointed out by the arrow. Then hold the button and drag it over to window from where you would like to read the text . Other information will also be specified along with the instructions like the supported views i.e. directory views and list views. In this same very text box the content will be displayed after being read from the selected window area.
There is one Options menu in the GetWindowText application. The various options present on the Options menu are Read Tree Views, Read List Views, Read all columns from the list view, Minimize to tray if Close, Minimize to tray if Minimize, Always on Top and Start with Windows. Off all these options Read Tree Views, Read List Views, Read all columns from the list view, Minimize to tray if Minimize and Always on Top are checked by default.