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I want my program to be able to verify if computer is in sleep mode, and if it is wake it up? how can i do this?
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Question by:amaral_1
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by:Stuart_Johnson
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Sleep mode?  Do you mean standby (suspend) or hibernate?  If so, I don't think this is possible as the system is powered down as far as I know.
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by:Wim ten Brink
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Your application can get notified when it goes into sleep mode. It will receive the SC_SCREENSAVE message. I wished I had an example of it but can't find it right now.
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unit Unit1;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
  Dialogs, StdCtrls, OleCtrls, SHDocVw;

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    WebBrowser1: TWebBrowser;
    Button1: TButton;
  private
    { Private declarations }
     procedure WMSysCommand(var Msg : TWMSysCommand);
               message WM_SYSCOMMAND;
  public
    { Public declarations }
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.dfm}

 procedure TForm1.WMSysCommand(var Msg : TWMSysCommand);
 begin
   //trap the message and set its result to -1
   if (Msg.CmdType = SC_SCREENSAVE) then
     Msg.Result := -1
   else
     inherited;
 end;

end.

i tried that, but it did not seem to work - so if you know what to do to fix it
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by:ginsonic
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listening
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by:alanwhincup
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Have a look at the WM_POWER and WM_POWERBROADCAST messages in the API help. Your application should get a WM_POWERBROADCAST with wparam = PBT_APMQUERYSUSPEND when your computer wants to go in to 'sleep' mode, if it responds with Msg.Result := BROADCAST_QUERY_DENY the power down should not happen. These values should be declared in the Windows unit.

Cheers,

Alan
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SteveWaite earned 75 total points
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You can catch the POWERBROADCAST message with the following code.
Your program can catch going into sleep and set a variable then unset the variable (say) when coming out of sleep.

Regards,
Steve
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unit Unit1;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms, Dialogs;

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
  private
    { Private declarations }
    procedure WMPowerBroadcast(var Msg: TMessage);
      message WM_POWERBROADCAST;
  public
    { Public declarations }
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.DFM}

procedure TForm1.WMPowerBroadcast(var Msg: TMessage);
const
  //BROADCAST_QUERY_DENY already declared with WM_POWERBROADCAST
  // the rest were not declared in my version of d5 pro
  BROADCAST_QUERY_ALLOW = -1;
  PBT_APMQUERYSUSPEND = $0000;
  PBT_APMBATTERYLOW = $0009;
  PBT_APMQUERYSTANDBY = $0001;
  PBT_APMQUERYSUSPENDFAILED = $0002;
  PBT_APMQUERYSTANDBYFAILED = $0003;
  PBT_APMSUSPEND = $0004;
  PBT_APMSTANDBY = $0005;
  PBT_APMRESUMECRITICAL = $0006;
  PBT_APMRESUMESUSPEND = $0007;
  PBT_APMRESUMESTANDBY = $0008;
  PBTF_APMRESUMEFROMFAILURE = $00000001;
  PBT_APMPOWERSTATUSCHANGE = $000A;
  PBT_APMOEMEVENT = $000B;
begin
  case Msg.wParam of
    PBT_APMBATTERYLOW:
      Msg.Result := BROADCAST_QUERY_ALLOW;
    PBT_APMQUERYSUSPEND:
      Msg.Result := BROADCAST_QUERY_DENY;
    // etc.
  else
    Msg.Result := BROADCAST_QUERY_DENY;  // deny everything else
  end;
end;

end.
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