getting idle time from clients

Posted on 2004-10-22
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
   I'm writing a program that needs to determine the idle time of a client (means no keyboard or mouse activity from user) in a lab of 20 computers. Using VB 6.0 or a script how could I do this?
Question by:Fubyou
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    'Windows API/Global Declarations for :Sy
    '     stem Idle Time

        cbSize As Long
        dwTime As Long
        End Type

    Private Declare Function GetLastInputInfo Lib "user32.dll" (plii As PLASTINPUTINFO) As Long

    Private Declare Function GetTickCount Lib "kernel32" () As Long
    ' Name: System Idle Time
    ' Description:This will give you the sys
    '     tem idle time without using timers and s
    '     tuff that constantly monitor the system
    '     using API's like GetAsyncKeystate or Get
    '     CursorPos. This uses the GetLastInputInf
    '     o API function, returning the time the l
    '     ast input happend. You it together with
    '     GetTickCount gets you the system idle ti
    '     me
    ' By: Cakkie
    ' Inputs:None
    ' Returns:None
    'Side Effects:Works only on Win2K+ (no W
    '     in95/98, sorry)


    PI.cbSize = Len(PI)

    If GetLastInputInfo(PI) <> 0 Then
        Label1.Caption = "System idle time: " & GetTickCount - PI.dwTime
        Label1.Caption = "Function call failed"
    End If


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