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Is there any way for capturing whether user is idle or not?

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  • Hi,

         I want to develop a screen saver kind of windows store application, which gets triggered when the user is idle on his start screen/desktop for 20 seconds.

    Now my question is, is there any system event which says the user is idle. I found the list of system events like internet available, user present, network update etc. In the same way is there any system event or any other way by which I can know whether the user is interacting with the device or not, so that my code will be triggered by listening to that event.

    Thanks in Advance!! Any help is greatly appreciated

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 1:13 PM

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  • Found the solution using the procedure mentioned in the below link.

    http://forum.codecall.net/topic/69801-user-idle-detection/

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 2:49 PM
  • be aware that this api isnt allowed for using in your app. so you wont get this certificated for the windows store. and i am afraid there isnt good a good alternative. Only with background tasks you can do

    Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer - Windows Store Apps Using C#

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:07 PM