Special Event Trapping

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 04-01-92 (10:51)             Number: 186
From: MARK BUTLER                  Refer#: 143
  To: JEAN CREPEAU                  Recvd: NO  
Subj: Special Event Trapping         Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
 In a message to ALL, CHAD FAWCETT wrote:

 CF> Hey, is there any good way to trap special events like CTRL-ALT-DEL
 CF> or CTRL-Break?

 Trapping a reboot attempt (ctrl-alt-del) is not hard, but I haven't
 had much luck foiling ctrl-brk. I used to have a ctrl-brk trap that
 worked but only with older XT keyboards. However, the following
 snippet will still foil a warmboot attempt...

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 '***** set up control-alt-delete trap *****

        KEY 16, CHR$(12) + CHR$(83)
        ON KEY(16) GOSUB RebootHandler
        KEY(16) ON

 '**** a program simulation ******

        Counter% = 0
        x% = CSRLIN
        y% = POS(0)
                LOCATE x%, y%
                PRINT "This is a program that is executing something";
                PRINT "Try to reboot out of it or press [ESC] to end"
                Counter% = Counter% + 1
                PRINT "Execution #"; Counter%
        LOOP UNTIL INKEY$ = CHR$(27)
        PRINT "That's all folks!"

  '**** this will handle any reboot attempts *****


        PRINT "No-way, no rebooting out of *this* program!"
        PRINT "Hit any key to continue..."
        RETURN SimProgram

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 If anyone has a reliable CTRL-BRK trap that will work with *any*
 keyboard I'd like to see it as well Chad. Let's hope someone donates
 one soon. ;-}

 ------------> MHB :-)

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