Spy++ Help

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The documentation for the Spy++ utility includes two groups of general topics on Using Spy++ and on the Spy++ Views. These are followed by the Spy++ Reference, which provides further details on each available menu command and dialog box.

Using Spy++

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

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

Spy++ Reference

Menu Commands
Describes the commands available on each Spy++ menu.

Font Dialog Box
Used to configure the character font used in a Spy++ Views window.

Search Tools for Spy++ Views
Dialog boxes used to find a specific node in a Spy++ Views window.

Window Properties Dialog Box
Used to display the properties of a window selected in Windows view.

Message Options Dialog Box
Used to select which messages are listed in Messages view.

Message Properties Dialog Box
Used to display the properties of a message selected in Messages view.

Process Properties Dialog Box
Used to display the properties of a process selected in Processes view.

Thread Properties Dialog Box
Used to display the properties of a thread selected in Threads view.

Other Dialog Boxes
Used to display information about the Spy++ program.