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How to disable Alt-Tab, Ctrl-Esc and Ctrl-Alt-Del using VB under Win NT environment ?

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I want to disable Alt-Tab, Ctrl-Esc and Ctrl-Alt-Del while my application is running in Win NT4.0 environment. I only know VB. Can someone give me a solution, it could be in C.
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Question by:johnlys
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by:olgat
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Try the following entry in the registry.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"DisableCtrlAltDel"="0"





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Here's code(see no C/C++ at all) all in vb( even I hate VB!)..
copy these to your program

Declarations to general
/-clip--/clip--/clip/-clip--/clip--/clip

Private 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
/-clip--/clip--/clip/-clip--/clip--/clip

Sub rutines needed
/-clip--/clip--/clip/-clip--/clip--/clip

'This disables/enables ctrl-alt-delete and ctrl-esc

Sub DisableKeys(bDisabled As Boolean)
        Dim X As Long
        X = SystemParametersInfo(97, bDisabled, CStr(1), 0)
End Sub

' This disables/enables ALT - <TAB>

FastTaskSwitching(bEnabled As Boolean)
  Dim X As Long, bDisabled As Long

  bDisabled = Not bEnabled
  X = SystemParametersInfo(97, bDisabled, CStr(1), 0)
End Sub

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Call sub from yout prorgram like this
to disable ctrl-alt-del ctrl-esc and alt - tab

Call DisableKeys(True)
call FastTaskSwitching(True)

to enable ctrl-alt-del ctrl-esc and alt - tab

Call DisableKeys(False)
call FastTaskSwitching(False)




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by:KangaRoo
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>> Win NT4.0
Too bad, in Win95, 98 and NT5 you could use

BOOL SystemParametersInfo(SPI_SETSCREENSAVERRUNNING,
                                UINT newval,
                                LPVOID &oldval,
                                0);
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