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Shutdown Manager

The Windows "Turn off" buttons are three or more steps away from the desktop work area, depending on your personal settings. This can be not only inconvenient, but downright bothersome at times. These programs can power down the computer, in just one or two steps.

VB 6 and USB Flash Disks

Learn to determine whether or not a disk is plugged in. Also, learn how to make the disk Autorun, similar to CD drives, and, how to run a normal VB 6 program from this disk, without needing to install it on the client machine.


The existing SendKeys class does not have a managed way to activate an external application. MSDN recommends that you should use the FindWindow and SetForegroundWindow APIs. However, this alone does not ensure that the desired application will have keyboard focus while the keys are being sent. This replacement module sends keys directly to the specified window without error.

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