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How to reset the system timeout screen saver progammatically (NT)?

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Hi all,
  Windows NT: Could anyone tell me how I can reset programmatically the system time-out that
controls the screen saver?
  I've written a application to communicate Windows and a serial keyboard.
I'm using the Win API Keybd_event(VK_Mykey,0,0,0) function to synthesize a keystroke, but although the
"keys" are sent to the applications, the system "ignores" these "keys" in order to activate
or deactivate the screen saver. I know how I can kill the screen saver, but so far I have not
been able to stop the screen saver timeout whenever I send one of my "keys" to Windows.
I would really appreciate any help. Many thanks in advance.
   
   Javier Campos
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mbecker011597 earned 200 total points
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To keep the screensaver from activating while your
application has focus do the following:

In your message loop, look for the WM_SYSCOMMAND
message with wParam==SC_SCREENSAVE and silently
ignore it (i.e. return). The screensaver only gets
activated if you pass this message to DefWndProc()

M.

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