How to run apps with VB6 in a complete independent mode
Posted on 2004-09-28
Hi. I'm trying to make a program for a web cafe i'm planning to setup. I need it to be located in the startup so it be the first program when starting the PC (and trapping CTRL-ALT-DEL, ALT-TAB and all those key combinations). I want the user not to have access to anything but this program and the programs this one allows to run.
I plan on setting an internal browser within it (so i can browse the web) and a "launch" section in which there are "icons" for launching others apps (mainly games) which require heavy resources. My question is if launching applications from within a VB app will give those program full access to memory, video, etc. because games demand lots of resources.
I'm using VB6 not .NET because i don't have it nor i have any experience with it. The program will be located in WinXP systems with NTFS to control directories access.
I plan on connecting to a server application to validate users. The client application will be always running (just lose focus when running a game). I wonder if when running a game i can play a wav file in the client application and it will be heard on the game. Thanks a lot for any help you can give me.