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Prevent user enter ALT-F4

Posted on 2011-03-25
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Hi,

How to prevent user close program by using ALT-f4?

Thanks,
Jt
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by:Randy Downs
ID: 35216460
Try this - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1846109/disable-submit-with-key-press-event

It's for the enter key but you just need the code generated by ALT F4 to change it

Javascript code

    function disableEnterKey(e)     {          var key;            if(window.event)               key = window.event.keyCode;     //IE          else               key = e.which;     //firefox           if(key == 13)               return false;          else               return true;     } KeyCode 13 stands for the enter key.

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by:SAMIR BHOGAYTA
ID: 35216559
Hi, try this code

protected override void OnClosing(CancelEventArgs e)
{
System.Diagnostics.StackTrace O = new System.Diagnostics.StackTrace(true);
System.Diagnostics.StackFrame F = O.GetFrame(7);
if(F.GetMethod().Name == "DefWndProc")
e.Cancel = true; // user ended the application (ALT-F4, clicking the
corner X etc)
}
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by:jtran007
ID: 35216560
Hi ,

I use c#. Please give example on c#.

Thanks,
JT
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by:felipevidaurri
ID: 35218032
Try using FormClosing Event:

private void Form1_FormClosing(object sender, FormClosingEventArgs e)
{
    e.Cancel = true;
}
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Todd Gerbert earned 1000 total points
ID: 35218267
Set the Form's KeyPreview to true, and handle the form's KeyDown event. If the KeyPressed is F$ and the ALT key is currently down, then cancel the KeyPress by telling .Net we handled the key press, so it doesn't need to.  This will leave the user still able to close the form with the mouse, but not by pressing ALT-F4.

public partial class Form1 : Form
{
	public Form1()
	{
		InitializeComponent();
	}

	private void Form1_KeyDown(object sender, KeyEventArgs e)
	{
		if (e.Alt && e.KeyCode == Keys.F4)
			e.Handled = true;
	}

		

}

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Thanks,
JT
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