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    Open window in kiosk mode from VB code?

    Hello,

    I know that you can open a window in kiosk mode from the command line by using -k, but I want to do it programmatically. How do you do this from within a .asp page?

    P.S. Just to save everybody a lot of typing, I know I can do something "similar" through Javascript. I'm wondering if I can do true kiosk mode from VB.

    Thanks for any help you can provide!

    Steve Manning

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    You will need to have it physically start running a new browser since you can't toggle a browser in and out of kiosk mode. You will also have to kill off all applications running on the computer as well since you can't open a browser in kiosk mode if any applications are already running. A browser running in kiosk mode takes over the entire computer allowing nothing else to run.

    Of course it is a bit difficult to write a program that first closes itself down and then starts something else up.
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    We must be talking about a different kind of kiosk mode. I'm referring to when you go to Run and type in iexpore -k, the browser window that opens up takes over the whole screen, but you can Alt-Tab to other applications that are currently open. You can close the window with Alt-F4.

    If it can be done in the command line, there must be a way to do it within VB code - I just don't know the syntax.

    Steve Manning


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