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You can't use Java to steal information from other applications. At least not pure Java. You might be able to do it by having Java call some operating-system API which can access the windows of other applications.
However this is the sort of thing typically done by malware. What's driving your need to spy on other applications?
901091 wrote:Sure, don't use Java to do it. Windows has a host of products designed specifically to interoperate with Windows products--take advantage of them, or get really good at JNI if you must use Java.
...I want my java program to read the notepad or a dialogue box which is controlled by windows.