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I have written a program I want to run each time the computer is started. I do not want the user to be able to stop the program by going into the task list and deleting it.
I know that I can set something in the "on terminate" proceedure to react to this type of termination but I don't know what code to put there to prevent the termination.
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In the Form_QueryUnload event,
If UnloadMode = 2 then
Cancel = True.
end if

But before you do, have a public Boolean in your application.
Use this boolean to justify your actions to terminate the program in comparison to others.
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by:aaagarb
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thanks for responding but you're dealing with a novice here..
I put the first part of the code into the program in the query_unload event like you said.
The next part with the Boolean expression I havn't got a clue.
Can you be more specific..maybe write some example code and tell me where to put it in the program?
thanks.
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It is often useful in Visual Basic programs to be able to disable the Ctrl-Alt-Delete key sequence.  It is easily done by persuading Windows that a screen saver is running.  This code also disables Ctrl-Esc, that is used to activate the Start Menu.

Copy the following code into the declarations section of your project (Add a Module to your project and put it there).

Public Declare Function SystemParametersInfo Lib _
"user32" Alias "SystemParametersInfoA" (ByVal uAction _
As Long, ByVal uParam As Long, ByVal lpvParam As Any, _
ByVal fuWinIni As Long) As Long        
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Sub DisableCtrlAltDelete(bDisabled As Boolean)
  Dim X As Long
  X = SystemParametersInfo(97, bDisabled, CStr(1), 0)
End Sub
       


Place the following code in your program where needed to disable Ctrl-Alt-Delete:

Call DisableCtrlAltDelete(True)        


Place the following code in your program where needed to enable Ctrl-Alt-Delete:

Call DisableCtrlAltDelete(False)      


HATCHET
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by:aaagarb
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this is not exactly what I needed but I think it will work.
If possible can you e-mail me your e-mail address? Maybe for slight modification on this?
mine is     bbender@cidcorp.com

thanks
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