GUIPropView v1.00
Copyright (c) 2016 Nir Sofer

Description

GUIPropView displays extensive information about all windows currently opened on your system. The upper pane of GUIPropView displays all top level windows, and when you select a window in the upper pane, the lower pane displays the list of all child windows of the selected top level window.
You can also select one or more windows and then do some actions on them like close, hide, show, minimize, maximize, disable, enable, and so on...

Be aware that GUIPropView is a replacement for my very old WinLister tool.

System Requirements

This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows XP and up to Windows 10. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.

Start Using GUIPropView

GUIPropView doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - GUIPropView.exe After running GUIPropView, the main window displays the list of windows currently opened on your system. The upper pane of GUIPropView displays all top level windows, while the lower pane lists the child windows of the top-level window you choose in the upper pane. By default, GUIPropView doesn't display the invisible top level windows, but you can change it by turning on the 'Display Hidden Windows' and 'Display Windows With (0, 0) Size' options (Under the TopLevel menu).

Using the target icon

In order to find a specific window inside GUIPropView, simply drag the target icon on the toolbar into the window you want to inspect. GUIPropView will automatically select the top level window (in the upper pane) and then the child window (in the lower pane)

Columns of Top Level Windows

  • Handle:Handle of the window.
  • Title:Title of the window.
  • State:State of the window (Normal, Minimized, Maximized).
  • Visible:Specifies whether the window is visible (Yes or No).
  • Position:The position of the window (Left, Top).
  • Size:The size of the window (Width, Height).
  • Class Name:The name of the window class.
  • Style:Window style information (Popup, Child, Overlapped, Top Most, Tool Window, App Window, Transparent)
  • Process ID:ID of the process that created this window.
  • Thread ID:ID of the thread that created this window.
  • Parent Handle:Handle of the parent window.
  • Process Filename:Procoss filename according to the process ID.
  • Instance Filename:Instance Filename according to the instance handle of this window.
  • Class Module Filename:Class module filename according to the class module handle of this window.
  • Style Value:Style value as hexadecimal number.
  • ExStyle Value:Extended style value as hexadecimal number.
  • Instance Handle
  • Class Module Handle
  • Class WNDPROC Address
  • Class Atom

Columns of Child Windows

  • Handle:Handle of the window.
  • Parent Handle:Handle of the parent window.
  • Text:Text stored or displayed by this window.
  • Enabled:Specifies whether the window is enabled (Yes or No)
  • Visible:Specifies whether the window is visible (Yes or No).
  • Position:The position of the window (Left, Top).
  • Size:The size of the window (Width, Height).
  • Class Name:The name of the window class.
  • Process ID:ID of the process that created this window.
  • Thread ID:ID of the thread that created this window.
  • ID:ID of the window.
  • Style Value:Style value as hexadecimal number.
  • ExStyle Value:Extended style value as hexadecimal number.
  • Instance Handle
  • Class Module Handle
  • Class WNDPROC Address
  • Class Atom
  • Process Filename:Procoss filename according to the process ID.
  • Instance Filename:Instance Filename according to the instance handle of this window.
  • Class Module Filename:Class module filename according to the class module handle of this window.
  • Z-order:Numeric value that represents the Z-order of the child windows.

Command-Line Options

/ParentWindow <Window Handle> If this parameter is specified with the other save parameters (/stext, /scomma, and so on) then the GUIPropView will export the child windows list of the specified window, for example:
GUIPropView.exe /ParentWindow 00C00A34 /scomma "c:\temp\child.csv"

If this parameter is not specified, GUIPropView will export the top-level windows list.

/stext <Filename> Save the windows list into a simple text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the windows list into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save the windows list into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
/stabular <Filename> Save the windows list into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the windows list into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the windows list into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Save the windows list into XML file.
/sort <column> This command-line option can be used with other save options for sorting by the desired column. The <column> parameter can specify the column index (0 for the first column, 1 for the second column, and so on) or the name of the column, like "Record ID" and "Event ID". You can specify the '~' prefix character (e.g: "~Channel") if you want to sort in descending order. You can put multiple /sort in the command-line if you want to sort by multiple columns.

Translating GUIPropView to other languages

In order to translate GUIPropView to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run GUIPropView with /savelangfile parameter:
    GUIPropView.exe /savelangfile
    A file named GUIPropView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of GUIPropView utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run GUIPropView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run GUIPropView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.

License

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

Disclaimer

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Feedback

If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com

Download GUIPropView (32-bit)
Download GUIPropView (64-bit)

GUIPropView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of GUIPropView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'guipropview_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed GUIPropView utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Brazilian Portugueseigorruckert 21/11/20161.00
DutchJan Verheijen 23/11/20161.00
German «Latino» auf WinTotal.de 20/11/20161.00
Greek geogeo.gr 27/11/20161.00
RussianDmitry Yerokhin 20/11/20161.00
Spanishguxlar 26/11/20161.00
Traditional Chinese Danfong Hsieh 13/12/20161.00