WinID is controls & windows identification utility that is both powerful and
compact. Its main purpose is to give an easy way to retrieve information
about Microsoft Windows controls visually right off the screen. WinID
resembles Spy++ from the Microsoft Visual Studio toolset but it also
incorporates lots of its own handy features.
Who would be interested in using WinID? Definitely, a person who knows (or
plans to learn) the architecture of the Microsoft Windows Operating System -
Microsoft developer, programmer, debugger/tester, beginner, student. It will
definitely be handy for debugging your C/C++/MFC/.NET and Visual Basic
applications, as well as learning more about how your favorite programs and
components of the Operating System itself are built.
- To use WinID all you have to have is a mouse, and all you have to do is to point it to
a control to receive information about it.
- WinID is completely "transparent" for other running programs and for the
- WinID retrieves a wealth of Windows NT compatible information about
a control, including: control handle & title (text), device context handles, control ID, control status (enabled, visible, Unicode), module handle, Window Procedure
(WndProc), menu handle, atom, icon handles, cursor handle, brush handle, extra window data, window class styles, window region, process ID, process priority, process creation and GDI & User module times, process memory and handle count stats, process privileges, main thread ID, main thread priority, main thread creation and GDI & User module times, base priority, image file path, module file path, app instance handle, shut-down parameters, shut-down flags, parent window handle & class, window & control styles, extended styles, additional control-specific info, and much more.
- Using Capture Shot technique WinID can remember control's
state to be analyzed later. *
- WinID can also retrieve command line, environment strings, image
file path for a program by simply pointing to it (through Capture Shot
- WinID can extract dynamic resources such as icons, bitmaps, image
lists, enhanced metafiles, fonts, window properties from controls on the
screen (through Capture Shot feature *).
- WinID can retrieve information about modules loaded for the program at a certain time (through
Capture Shot feature *).
- Using Capture Shot you can copy and save the retrieved information.
- For visual identification WinID can highlight controls it works
- WinID can stay above all other windows on the screen.
- To register dynamic changes in a control WinID can Constantly Poll
- WinID does Automatically Recognize many control classes,
although you may manually set a preferred class type by selecting it
from the list.
- WinID can run with priority level above normal to have an upper hand
over other apps.
- WinID may be used to test other programs regarding memory and resource leaks.
This software was developed for the version of Windows prior to Windows
Vista and Windows 7. Due to a much altered system architecture of those
operating systems, WinID is no longer fully compatible with Windows Vista/7.
At the present time we're not capable of solving this compatibility
issue due to the aforementioned re-design of the system architecture of
the latest versions of Windows. If you have any, please direct your complaints to
To learn more see the
Fully compatible with Operating Systems listed in the compatibility section
Although capable of running under Windows Vista/7 some features may not be fully available.
It is also advisable to run WinID with administrative privileges under those OS's.
Click here to learn why
FREE - WinID is free to use for individual and
noncommercial application, also for the use in educational institutions and for
learning purposes, provided no charge is imposed on such activities. This
includes individual software developers using WinID for their own research,
that does not involve commercial development. You are required to register
each copy of this software for any other application.
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