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Keystroke Count and Idle Time

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I support an app that is used by data-entry clerks running on win95, I'd like to capture their keystroke count and idle time for reporting.  Any nifty pieces of code or tips out there for capturing this type of info?

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See the SetWindowsHookEx() API.  You can capture keystrokes using a WH_KEYBOARD hook either globally or per-thread.  You can calculate the idle time by noting the time when each keystroke arrives.

See the SetWindowsHookEx() documentation.  Visual C++ also contains sample applications.

If you want to integrate the capturing into the application itself, you can preprocess the keyboard messages (WM_KEYDOWN, etc.) or WM_CHAR messages.
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