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How do I call up the window that you get if you press CTRL+ALT+DEL from inside C++ program.
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which OS do you use ?
which version of c++ ?
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There is no built-in way, that is there is no API procedure or established means to do this.  However,  you can try to use keybd_event() to "fake" the control-alt-delete sequence.   I believe that will work.  Let me know if you have questions.
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Its MS VC++ 5.0 OR MS VC++ 6.0. I would like to know ways to do in for Win95 and Win98.
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The OS and C+++ version don't matter.  (as long as the OS is a windows OS).  use keybd_event().  You will need to use it 6 times.  Once the indicate contorl is down, then to indicate alt is down, then to indicate that delete is down, then to indicate delete is up etc...
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I am lloking into your solution.
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NOPE. The documentation states that the function is for WinNT ONLY.

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Oops. Nevermind
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Hi Nietod,
Please post your comment as an answer.
Looks like it works just give me time to test it on couple of PCs.

Thank you, very much
VMPN
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Test it well before accepting, since it was definitely a guess on my part.  (I never tried it that is for sure.)  If possible, I would test on NT, 95, and 98.  One each test that it still works when programs other than the desktop have the focus.
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So, how is it working?
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