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Can't Automate Smalltalk

Can't Automate Smalltalk

Can't Automate Smalltalk

We are attempting monitor and automate the interface of a Visual Age Smalltalk (v6.0.2, I think) application without access to the source code.  We also don’t have an API or hooks written into the application. We can hit buttons and drop-down menus, but there are a couple of grid objects (aka “Container Details” controls) on one form that are presenting us with problems.  We simply can’t seem to see them.

We have (unsuccessfully) attempted to access the runtime object model of the app. We are also trying to gain access by intercepting OS API calls. For example, we send the grid control a WM_PAINT GDI command, from which we would normally expect the window to respond by outputting the contents of it's window, but this is not happening.  Any suggestions to how we can get access to these grid controls would be greatly welcomed.  


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