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Posted on 2000-02-28
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I'm trying to set a reminder to the my staff before they shut down there Pc to do there time sheets . And I'm wanting to have it connected to the shutdown key can you help??
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Question by:srutter
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by:fibdev
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Well,

One way you could do this is create a exe and have it run hidden when windows starts and add this to the exe's queryunload procedure.

Sub Form1_QueryUnload()

  msgbox "Don't forget your time sheet!", vbExclamation, "Friendly Reminder"

End Sub

If you would like to use this approch.  I'd be happy to create the exe for you.

I could create a standalone that does this using delphi, that way the run-time files that vb needs won't be needed.  This would simplify the installation on all the workstations and reduce file size.

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Option Explicit

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Me.Hide
End Sub

Private Sub Form_QueryUnload(Cancel As Integer, UnloadMode As Integer)
    If UnloadMode = vbAppWindows _
    Then
        Dim intReturn As Integer
        intReturn = MsgBox("Is Your Timesheet Done?", vbYesNo)
        If intReturn = vbNo _
        Then
            Cancel = 1
        End If
    End If
End Sub

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by:rudiger
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I have created an application to fill in time sheets. The application itself is launched automatically during startup of the PC and refuses to quit if todays' information hasn't been entered.
If you like I can send you parts of the source code dealing with checking for valid information and refusing to quit.
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by:wsh2
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To be honest.. grabbing this information at Startup is a much better approach. Well done, Rudiger.. <smile>. The shutdown means is too easily defeated by just turning the computer power off.. <sigh>.
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