Catching All Keyboard Input

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    Catching All Keyboard Input

    Can anyone explain what would be involved in writing a program that catches all input from the keyboard? So, if you're using windows even if your program was not the currently selected window you would be able to see what keys were pressed.

    Thanks; and if i'm not being clear please let me know and i'll try to elaborate/re-word.
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    Like the world needs yet another kiddie wannabe with their own keylogger program....
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    Why assume i'm a "script kiddie" who wants to write a keylogger and not someone who's interested in actually knowing what the difference is between getting input normally and getting all input regardless of what window is selected? And what's wrong with wanting to write a keylogger if you learn about what's happening behind the scenes?

    From your post stats you seem to be pretty active member of this community and if this is how you respond to someone who makes a simple inquiry on a topic someone here should know about I can only imagine how some of the newer members of this community act.

    And I can tell you with absolute certainty if you were to post over at phpdn where I moderate you would not recieve such a response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigma
    Can anyone explain what would be involved in writing a program that catches all input from the keyboard?
    hum.. a compiler, an IDE, good knowledge of win APi, knowledge of C, and above all ethics...

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    There's no way to write a program to do this without having to make windows API calls?

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    > There's no way to write a program to do this without having to make windows API calls?
    No there isn't.

    > Why assume i'm a "script kiddie" who wants to write a keylogger
    Balance of probability - new poster, wrong forum for your question (there's no C in your question), vague "how do I...." without having any real clue as to what's involved.
    And every other similar question like this has in fact turned out to be some lamer wanting to write a keylogger.

    > From your post stats you seem to be pretty active member of this community
    Well for those who actually want to learn the languages, and who actually post an honest attempt at trying, then I'm exceedingly helpful.
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    I would have to agree with Salem, and the members reporting the post as another keylogger lamer.

    You do present all the classic signs we have seen so many times. Presumably if I logged onto your board as a first time poster and asked for advice on how to over flow a buffer and do an IE exploit, I'd be welcome would I?

    In the C forum, we help with C problems.

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