AW: winedbg - walk wnd broken?

Eric Pouech eric.pouech at
Wed Oct 9 13:53:08 CDT 2002

Roger Eisenecher a écrit :
> > > I am using winedbg with the commands "walk wnd" or "info wnd <handle>". But unfortunately both functions seems to have
> > problems to
> > > retrieve the registered window classes. I get always the class "-- Unknown --" expect for the top window (desktop).
> > >
> > > Could some one explain me why this happen or if this is a known "feature" of winedbg?
> > just because, as of today, windows classes are not stored in the server,
> > so a process can only access (read/write) its own classes, while windows
> > are shared in the server and we can read windows attributes from another
> > process
> > it's not a winedbg shortcoming, it's a user32 one
> Okey that could be. But whats about tools like Spy++? They could also not retrieve the window classes but in windows that will work.
> So I think there must be a way to retrieve the classes, or?
I didn't say windows API can't. I'm just saying current wine
implementation of user32 cannot (it can in some cases, but not in all of
them - hence the winedbg issue)


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