Spy++ Views

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Spy ++ displays tree views of the windows, messages, processes, and threads available on your machine.

In This Section

Windows View
Displays a tree view of the available windows and controls.

Messages View
Displays the message stream associated with a window, process, or thread.

Processes View
Displays a tree view of active processes.

Threads View
Displays a tree view of active threads.

Search Tools for Spy++ Views
Dialog boxes used to find specific nodes in Spy++ Views windows.

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

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