Using InternalGetWindowText Instead of Sending WM_GETTEXT when Drawing Window Captions

Robert Shearman rob at
Mon Feb 26 09:23:19 CST 2007

Alexandre Julliard wrote:
> Robert Shearman <rob at> writes:
>> Hi Alexandre,
>> A patch of yours from 2.5 years ago
>> (;h=b72994b6d4a04352e18934cd3fbe51749b7da234)
>> changed the behaviour to not send WM_GETTEXT any more. My experiments
>> on Windows show that WM_GETTEXT should be used. Can you remember what
>> the reasoning behind the change in this patch was?
> Probably to avoid potential deadlocks; I'm not sure there's one
> correct way, IIRC Win2k doesn't send them but XP does. Do you have
> something that depends on receiving them?

Yes, the table windows in the query designer in Access 2003. Access 2003 
works on Windows 2000+.

Rob Shearman

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