Detect no user input

Posted on 2006-03-22
Last Modified: 2010-05-01
Dear Gurus,
I want to detect when there has been no user input (mouse or keyboard) for a certain amount of time, even if my VB app is not the active app.
Like how windows activates a screen saver.
Question by:jasonbb
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    You could use a timer that checks a variable to see if its on or off.  Then use keypress to reset the variable to off or on or whatever on any keypress.  Then setup a hold area for your mouse x,y coords.  On the timer expire check current mouse x,y against the held ones. At least conceptually.   Not sure about all the code but is should be fairly easy.  
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    Accepted Solution

    Use the GetLastInputInfo() API.

    See the example posted by zzzzzooc here:
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    I would prefer the above mentioned by Idle_Mind, however there is another way but you should only use it as long as its for personal use and not for deployment.
    You can find my example here:

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