?
Solved

Catch/Disable PrintScreen Key in Microsoft Access

Posted on 2010-08-27
4
Medium Priority
?
1,535 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-28
Hello,

I have an access program that I am trying to lock down the best I can.  The goal is to not allow any of the data in the forms to be printed.  I've figured out how to get rid of the print menu options and how to disable Ctrl-P, but I'm stuck on what I can do to disable PrintScreen.  Is this possible?

Thanks for the help,
Christine
0
Comment
Question by:clarkincit
4 Comments
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Neil Russell
ID: 33541795
You could just remap that key to have no functionality at all in windows?
See article here... http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/remap-keyboard.htm
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
INHOUSERES earned 2000 total points
ID: 33541957
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 33543028
FWIW,

There will *always* be a way for "malicious" user to get what they want.
Among other things, they can:
Use any one of dozens of techniques to access the table and print from there.
Print a report of the same data.
Link the data to another DB and print from there.
Copy the data
Memorize the Data
Crack any password
...ect

Remember, while you can disable the printscreen "Key", you cant stop someone from executing the same keystroke via automation (get the ASCI code for the print screen key (44))

Also you must somehow guarantee that a printscreen "Program" is not installed:
http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/
http://www.americansys.com/psd.htm 
http://www.etrusoft.com/
http://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.asp

However, if your needs are protecting against a "Casual/Average/Basic" user, then what you have been given so far may be fine.

;-)

JeffCoachman
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:clarkincit
ID: 33545286
This fit the bill perfectly.  I realize that it's not a catch-all, but for basic users it will help.  Thanks!
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Traditionally, the method to display pictures in Access forms and reports is to first download them from URLs to a folder, record the path in a table and then let the form or report pull the pictures from that folder. But why not let Windows retr…
When we develop an application in Ms Access 2016 we should also try to protect the queries, macros and table links. I know I may not have a permanent solution but for novice users, they will not manage to break your application. Below is the detail …
With just a little bit of  SQL and VBA, many doors open to cool things like synchronize a list box to display data relevant to other information on a form.  If you have never written code or looked at an SQL statement before, no problem! ...  give i…
Enter Foreign and Special Characters Enter characters you can't find on a keyboard using its ASCII code ... and learn how to make a handy reference for yourself using Excel ~ Use these codes in any Windows application! ... whether it is a Micr…
Suggested Courses

578 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question