i stumbled upon a nice freeware tool here on DC Forum that does exactly what you need, "SysExporter".
No need to install (portable). Start it and it searches all open windows and all controls in this window, presenting a list of open Windows with all its controls in the upper pane. Click on a child control in the pane and see the contents of the control in the lower pane.
Then select your columns you want to have exported and or the items you want to have exported (or say all columns and/or all items) and choose how you will get them. There are:
- Copy selected items to Clipboard Tab-limited
- Copy selected items to Clipboard Regular
- HTML-Report (All or only selected items)
- Export (All or only selected items) as a Textfile or Tab-delimited Textfile or Tabular Textfile or HTML-File horizontal or HTML-File vertical or XML-File.
I think there is sth. for everyone to work on with the data in other programs, eh?
That works all with controls that aren't selectable (marking with mouse) too and for dialogboxes that content can't be copied (good for long system error dialog messages e.g.)
I love this little tool and it was a timesaver for me more than once. And as i mentioned earlier, you can't beat the price - its totally free (Freeware)!
Ah, forgot, go get it here:http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/sysexp.html
There are other nice utils there too. And thanks that you forced me, while writing this post, to visit its homepage. So i noticed that there is a new version 1.21 out.