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how to exit the program without using the mouse in vb.net

Posted on 2013-01-14
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I have a little program in vb.net that would  automate mouse click at certain coordinate on the screen that I use for a game.  The problem that I'm having is how to stop this program.  once it runs, I just can't stop it, I had to do CTRL ALT DEL to kill it.  

I was trying to use this

Private Sub form1_KeyDown(sender As Object, e As System.Windows.Forms.KeyEventArgs) Handles Me.KeyDown
        If e.KeyCode = Keys.F1 Then
            Timer1.Start()
        Else
            If e.KeyCode = Keys.F2 Then
                Timer1.Stop()
            End If
        End If
    End Sub

but it turns out that the mouse need to be on the form for these keyboard to work.  Is there a way I can accomplish this without having to move the mouse to the form?
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Question by:Paulmkt
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by:choward16980
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issue an alt+tab or two?
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Mike Tomlinson earned 250 total points
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"Is there a way I can accomplish this without having to move the mouse to the form?"

Yes.  Either register a hotkey with the application, or utilize a low level keyboard hook.
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Call Application.Exit
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