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Author Topic: [Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )  (Read 1250 times)

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[Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )
« on: September 12, 2019, 12:27 AM »
Hello Coders!

This is my 1st day here in this forum and i've been seeing some good codes here so why not try to request :)

Request:

A new DLL to change the default windows title for the .exe since the developer doesn't want to remove their branding even we paid for the files and services.

Must be:
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    • .DLL to hook to .exe

Here's the screenshot of the default windows title that they don't want to remove

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Thank you so much and if this is a paid one just let me know the price.

God bless!
   

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Re: [Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 02:25 AM »
Welcome to the forum @scriptkid, I'm in!

Please paint a bit more of the scenario to see if the best use-case is a DLL, a "launcher" program or perhaps a direct EXE change at the binary file level.



It can be accomplished via creating a single-purpose program for starting the application hidden, changing the title using the windows API, then making the windows visible.

This would be the "soft" approach and a good starting point which doesn't require anything further other than the .exe name you have there.

Let's try this first!

What's the exact .EXE file name?

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Re: [Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 02:37 AM »
"Permanent" aint a hook.... permanent = patching .exe file.
In general you can use any "WinSpy" program thats avail to change application caption, so no need to invent something new.
sorry bad english and Delphi are my hobby ;)
politeness is not one of my strengths in writing, just because it sounds rough doesn't mean that I mean it rough.

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Re: [Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2019, 06:45 AM »
Welcome to the forum @scriptkid, I'm in!

Please paint a bit more of the scenario to see if the best use-case is a DLL, a "launcher" program or perhaps a direct EXE change at the binary file level.



It can be accomplished via creating a single-purpose program for starting the application hidden, changing the title using the windows API, then making the windows visible.

This would be the "soft" approach and a good starting point which doesn't require anything further other than the .exe name you have there.

Let's try this first!

What's the exact .EXE file name?

Cheers!

Can i send it here?

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Re: [Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 07:03 AM »
Can i send it here?

Wait! Please allow me to finish a window title changer generator so YOU can use it on your own...

(This way it can help the most)

Repo: https://github.com/p...r-launcher-generator

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Re: [Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 07:40 AM »
Can i send it here?

Wait! Please allow me to finish a window title changer generator so YOU can use it on your own...

(This way it can help the most)

Repo: https://github.com/p...r-launcher-generator

Cheers!
Vic

Sorry to ask since i'm not really good with coding, this will just change the tile by opening it?

Thanks!

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Re: [Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2019, 01:26 PM »
this will just change the tile by opening it?

Yes, a new standalone "launcher.exe" is compiled/generated to be placed in the same folder as the target program.

When the user opens this launcher file, it starts the target program (hidden), monitors in a loop while it loads, then changes title bar text to whatever you configured it to be.

Once it's changed, the target program is finally made visible; this way the user never gets to see the original title message.

It should be finished during the weekend, as I've done user-initiated compilation before. No prob.

TitleChangerLauncherGenerator.png
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Re: [Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2019, 06:00 AM »
But this is not permant, it is for local usage / systems with your app only....
sorry bad english and Delphi are my hobby ;)
politeness is not one of my strengths in writing, just because it sounds rough doesn't mean that I mean it rough.

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Re: [Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2019, 07:49 PM »
Hi there! Making the process reversible so it's taking a bit longer.

TitleChangerLauncherGenerator_update.png

(Does make usage smoother since the user avoids file renaming by hand)

But this is not permant, it is for local usage / systems with your app only....

Correct! In this particular approach for title change, this may be a plus; since there's no messing with the target exe file, it's akin to a file-replacement job, keeping the original as a live backup :)
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Re: [Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2019, 07:53 PM »
Hi there! Making the process reversible so it's taking a bit longer.

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(Does make usage smoother since the user avoids file renaming by hand)

But this is not permant, it is for local usage / systems with your app only....

Correct! In this particular approach for title change, this may be a plus; since there's no messing with the target exe file, it's akin to a file-replacement job, keeping the original as a live backup :)

Hi thanks for doing it, but question by the way. That's only for local and not a hooking app right? like the player should click that so that they can change the title? can it be a permanent title change if thats possible?

God Bless!

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Re: [Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2019, 01:46 AM »
Hi there scriptkid, there is no secure way to change an applications caption/title except by "WinSpy" things like publicdomain does.

Example:
File has crc checks inside = file would become corrupted.
File is packed (exe packer) = you cant find proper offset.

Another limitation by exe patching would be, caption/title (yes, there are two of them) new name must be same length or shorter, but never longer than original.

Sorry to kill your dream/wish for a permanent patching mechanism.
sorry bad english and Delphi are my hobby ;)
politeness is not one of my strengths in writing, just because it sounds rough doesn't mean that I mean it rough.

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Re: [Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2019, 01:51 AM »
Hi there scriptkid, there is no secure way to change an applications caption/title except by "WinSpy" things like publicdomain does.

Example:
File has crc checks inside = file would become corrupted.
File is packed (exe packer) = you cant find proper offset.

Another limitation by exe patching would be, caption/title (yes, there are two of them) new name must be same length or shorter, but never longer than original.

Sorry to kill your dream/wish for a permanent patching mechanism.

Thank you,

The main.exe is not protected and secondly the provider allows us to hook a .dll so im 100% sure it's unpacked and CRC check we have control on what files to include

Cheers!

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Re: [Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2019, 04:48 AM »
This solution can be deemed "permanent" as long as you don't revert to the original file names...

Let's give this one a try scriptkid. We can grow in complexity as the situation demands it.

We're going to accompany you all the way for achieving this; going from simpler to more complex solutions until one fits :Thmbsup:

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Re: [Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2019, 02:17 AM »
UPDATE: main functionality is complete :) Only small details such as about box remain... (I'm devoting to it)

In-place allows for launchers to replace target programs in disk so start menu + other shortcuts continue to work smoothly.

It also got easier since the "previous title" field is not needed any longer.

TitleChangerLauncherGenerator_pre-release-update.png

If you want to peek at the code, MainForm.cs

Formal release for fellow users in the making! Cheers
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Re: [Request] - Windows Title Change ( Permanent )
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2019, 09:58 AM »
Formal release for fellow users in the making!

It's uploaded :Thmbsup:

Release: Title Changer Launcher Generator v0.1.0



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Enjoy!
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