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Old February 28th, 2004, 09:36 AM
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Default Hooking the keyboard

Dear All,
I want to capture the keycode from keyboard buffer in VB.Net Compact Framework.
Actually, I want to make a TSR(Terminate And Stay Resident) utility
which continuously look at the key strocks of keyboard and as soon as
a special key combination is pressed, it will invoke a function to
perform a series of actions.
For this purpose, I need to capture the keycode at system level not at
form level. So, how can i get keycode from keyboard buffer directly?
Tell me about some API for this purpose.

Regards,
Muhammad Arif
 
Old March 14th, 2004, 10:28 PM
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Overrides WidowProc Message?
sample from MSDN
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        Protected Overrides Sub WndProc(ByRef m As Message)
            ' Listen for operating system messages
            Select Case (m.Msg)
                ' The WM_ACTIVATEAPP message occurs when the application
                ' becomes the active application or becomes inactive.
            Case WM_ACTIVATEAPP

                    ' The WParam value identifies what is occurring.
                    appActive = (m.WParam.ToInt32() <> 0)

                    ' Invalidate to get new text painted.
                    Me.Invalidate()

            End Select
            MyBase.WndProc(m)
        End Sub
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