2.25.2011

Using Keyboard Hooks in .NET

Here's another code snippet. This one shows you how to use keyboard hooks in .NET.
I took hints from a few online articles about this subject and stumbled upon an issue that arises when you try to use hooks in .NET 4.0. Typically when you invoke the SetWindowsHookEx, you supply it with the instance of the current module. In most articles you'll find that this can be done with the following line:

However this does not work in .NET 4. For further information see this discussion and this one as well. As stated in the later, an alternative way of doing this so that it works in .NET 4 (as well as in the older framework versions) is:




Here's the code snippet for my HookManager class:



And an usage example:

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