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Old 10-27-2014, 01:53 AM
Zaaka Zaaka is offline
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Default Disable Laptop Keyboard

Hi all, Is it possible to disable a laptops keyboard (progmatically), but leave a USB connected keyboard active? Mouse still needs to be active.

Any help/code will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:38 AM
Jasser Jasser is offline
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You have to disable the mouse too:

Abdulaziz Jasser
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:27 PM
kolbasz kolbasz is offline
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You will find the following functions in User32.dll:

So it is possible to register different keyboards and monitor received messages, however to disable the built in keyboard you need a device driver. But even with a device driver, I think is not a good idea to disable the main keyboard, because you will render your laptop inoperable without an external keyboard.
If you are still interested in how to register raw input devices, here is a delphi unit(see attachment)
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