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Creating vb.net virtual key board that doesn't take the focus away?

Hello experts,
I created a vb.net keyboard control that I want to function just like the windows virtual keyboard control "osk.exe" .   I am building this for a touch screen application, and the windows control has too many options and the buttons are too small.    I am using windows api calls to send the keys, but the problem is when I click a button, on my keyboard it takes focus away from lets say Notepad.exe.  How do I make sure my keyboard doesn't take away the focus?
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Mike TomlinsonMiddle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
See my comments and code here:

Also note, in that same thread:

    "Another limitation to be aware of is that the WS_EX_NOACTIVATE flag will NOT work WITHIN the SAME application.  When used on a form in the same application it no longer prevents focus from being taken.  Thus the keyboard app has to be its own executable..."

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