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UI Spy Alternatives

UI Spy is described as 'The UI Spy tool enables developers and testers to view and interact with the user interface (UI) elements of an application' and is an app in the development category. There are five alternatives to UI Spy for Windows and.NET Framework. The best alternative is Window Detective, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like UI Spy are WinSpy++, WinID, Winspector Spy and XWinspector.

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UI Spy iconUI Spy
  • Windows

The UI Spy tool enables developers and testers to view and interact with the user interface (UI) elements of an application.

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  1. Window Detective icon

    Window Detective

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Window Detective is a programmer's tool used to "spy" on an application's windows and allows you to view and even modify some of its properties.

    Main Application Window
  2. WinSpy++ icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • .NET Framework

    Note: WinSpy++ appears to have been superceded by WinSpy.


  3. WinID icon


    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    WinID is controls & windows identification utility that is both powerful and compact. Its main purpose is to give an easy way to retrieve information about Microsoft Windows controls visually right off the screen.

  4. Winspector Spy icon

    Winspector Spy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Have you ever used Spy++ that comes with MSVC? If you have then you know what Winspector is - but take out all of the annoyances of Spy++ and add in a big bag of handy tweaks and features.

    Discontinued is dead, but last version of Winspector Spy, 1.0b Build 37, can be still downloaded from Softpedia or AutoHotKey (see the comment).

    Main Window
  5. XWinspector icon


    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Discover hidden features of other software with XWinSpector. It works like Spy++ but has many other features!


    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.0b Build 37, released in February 2012, can be still downloaded from SoftPedia

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