Learn to capture and react to keyboard presses by your users. Paul discusses hooking into keyboard information using the Windows API and Visual Basic .NET.
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To acquire a low-level hook into the keyboard, there is quite a bit of cryptic information involved. Paul makes it easy by showing you the several Windows API methods and the details for accomplishing this.
Paul covers ways that you can manage the keyboard state for Visual Basic 6 and VB .NET in his newest column.
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