Monday, February 26, 2007

Windows Hooking

I didn't now anything about hooking until I started working at my previous workplace. They had a product that included a plugin for Outlook Express, and since there is no official API published for OE the only way to implement a plugin is to use hooking!

Here are some interesting links:
  1. Hooks, at MSDN
  2. API hooking revealed, written by Ivo Ivanov and hosted at The Code Project
  3. Automating Windows Applications, by Igor Ladnik hosted at The Code Project
If you too are interested in hooking Outlook Express you should take a look at OEAPI from Nektra, it could save you a lot of time and trouble. I've played with the demo and it seemed to do what was promised!

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