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How can I prevent a user from using browser back buttons or using a right click menu?

Posted on 2004-09-07
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I have set up an online exam and my biggest obstacle is the browser and right click menus. What if the user tries to go back and re-submit his/her exam form? How can I control this?

You help would be greatly appreciated.

I use VB.NET

Kind Regards

PG
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If you are using IE control in your VB application
this might help
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;316516
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If it is Web based using ASP.NET you can remove the top navigation bar using JavaScript and disable menu using Java Script as well.
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Hi there,
another approach would be using sessions.
-> Use Session variable (Say, Status),
-> Assign a value to it on starting the exam
                 Session("Status") = "Started"
-> Check it on every page
             If Session("Status")="Started") Then
                     'Continue with the test
             Else
                     'Redirects to some other page
                     'There you can display message "oops!!! Already submitted"
             End If
-> Change its value on submit.
             Session("Status") = "Finished"

-Baan
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