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Log idle time

Discussion in 'C#' started by meniscus, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. meniscus

    meniscus New Member

    Dec 19, 2007
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    Hi everyone,

    Im trying to carry out a simple task (or so i thought!) of logging my PCs idle time (allowing a grace period of 20mins) to a text file residing on my desktop. Im guessing an if statement will check the 20 minutes interval for me!) The problem im having is accessing the idle time.

    Im using the following code but getting nowhere. Does anyone have any pointers as to what im doing wrong?

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Runtime.InteropServices; 
      public class Idle 
        private static extern bool GetLastInputInfo(ref LASTINPUTINFO lastInput);
        [StructLayout(LayoutKind.Sequential)] //Indicates that the members of the type are to be laid out in unmanaged memory in the same order in which they appear in the managed type definition
          public struct LASTINPUTINFO 
          public Int32 cbSize; 
          public Int32 dwTime; 
        public int IdleTime 
            LASTINPUTINFO lastInput = new LASTINPUTINFO(); 
            lastInput.cbSize = Marshal.SizeOf(lastInput); 
            int idle = 0;
            if (GetLastInputInfo(ref lastInput)) 
              idle = (Environment.TickCount - lastInput.dwTime) / 1000;
            return idle; 
          class MainProgram
            public static void Main()
                Idle idlemins = new Idle();
                Console.WriteLine("Idletime is", idlemins.IdleTime);

    P.S Im very much new to programming (Only finished day 7 in Sams teach yourself C# in 21 days)

    Thanks for your patience,

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