Hi there, I'm creating a program and I need to block out the keyboard completely. Including every button and key combo. Is there a way to do this? I already scoured the internet... any help would be greatly appreciated!
Public Class frmKeyboard
Private Sub frmKeyboard_KeyPress(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.KeyPressEventArgs) Handles MyBase.KeyPress
'Stops user key presses
e.Handled = True
Private Sub frmKeyboard_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
'Give the form access to key presses before the focused control
Me.KeyPreview = True
Protected Overrides Function ProcessDialogKey(ByVal keyData As System.Windows.Forms.Keys) As Boolean
'This stops it from processing keys such as tab/enter
This will not stop CTRL+ALT+DEL and keys that windows handle.
i would say thats pretty dangerous to block windows hotkeys. coz sometimes they are your last chance :p
anyway first i thought using the unregisterhotkey API would be the way to go but realised thats impossible to get the atomID of each hotkey so i did some google and found this article
Modifying your system’s registry can cause serious problems that may require reinstalling your Windows OS.
i just can second that. make sure it is REALLY needed in your application.