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Host a process window inside your applications window

The following snippet will allow you to host the window of any application inside your own application. This isn’t a recommended practice but it’s a fun method that might spawn some interesting ideas.

In order to get this working we will need to pinvoke two Win32 functions, SetParent and SetWindowPos.

Place the following lines in your class


Now add our LoadApplication method which takes a string and an IntPtr value as an argument and will attempt to run the application and set our argument handle value as its parent.

And we are done! Now just call our LoadApplication method with the file you want its window to be in your application

The end result will be something like this
Process SetParent example

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