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Global Keyboard Hook on Startup

yeb
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My Win '95 application has a DLL that contains a global keyboard hook
that monitors all keyboard events.  I have come across a strange problem
and cannot figure out what is exactly happening.

When I manually run the application it runs fine and the DLL picks up
the key strokes and status with no problem.

However,  if the application is run automatacly from the Statup
directory,  and I open "My Connection" to connect to the internet the
keyboard status gets confused.

I check the ALT, CTRL and SHIFT keys with "GetKeyState(VK_CONTROL)",
and after  "My Connection" is started the GetKeyState() returns false
values.  But if I shut the application and restart it it works fine.

If anybody has any idea I would appreceate any help that you can give
me.


Thanks
Yaakov Blank
iti@netvision.net.il

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j2

Commented:
When launching from teh startupo group, the program gets launched before the system has loaded all other modules.. Probably things get loaded in teh "wrong" order..

Add a delay at the start of your program and saee if that  helps.
yeb

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Commented:
That seems like an obvious cause but even with a 10 second Timer
delay before loading the DLL doesn't help.  I need to know more details if there is anyway to get a reliable Keyboard state and why it currently doesn't work
Commented:
yeb,
I believe you have posted in the wrong section. We have a programming section that can answer your question.
My answer would be, Don't have it in the Start Up group, or try loading it from win.ini from a RUN= OR A LOAD=

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yeb

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Smeebud,

I put it in a run= in win.ini.  Do you have any idea why it was happening?

Also could you have multiple run= statements in the win.ini?

Thanks again





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Did that fix it.
Yes tou can have multible run= statements
yeb

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Commented:
Thanks again and it fixed it !!!

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