winzip icon

Tracking a Program's Usage

Submitted on: 8/21/2018 1:13:38 AM
By: ICE 
Level: Beginner
User Rating: Unrated
Compatibility: VB 6.0
Views: 2157
author picture
     This program is intended to show / teach How to track a programs usage, As in when it was used, how long it has been used, the time it was last used & how many times it has been used. It keeps a record in the registry using a API function. This is an example of 1 of the ways they can spy on people, However tracking is 1000 times more rampant on cell phones with all the BS Apps that have way to many hidden Apps in the Apps, That is 1 reason alone that I will never ever have a cell phone & why I agree in the right to privacy... I have 6 or 7 more programs in mind that would also fall under the category of " Tracking & Recording a Programs Usage " .... Programs like, as I call them as seen in the following list,,, Using a One-Time Password,,, Performing a One-Time Initialization,,, a Tip of the Day (may do this in an old school style),,, Save & Restore Settings,,, Reading Unusual Registry Keys,,, Reading Internationalization Keys,,, How to List Subkeys within a Key,,, But those can wait a bit as I have a few others in mind before I get to them Plus I am working on a game (my version of a board game I played when I was a teenager),,, My next upload might be a program to test a persons typing speed (LOL I'm a slow typer LOL) back in high school whoever took a class that used type writers had a typing speed test seeing how many words they could type in a minute, Put my version will have a twist it will be in a backwards style... In early versions of Windows, programs stored configuration information in initialization files. With the introduction of Windows 95, Microsoft declared that programs should store configuration information in the system registry. Visual Basic provides commands that make using the registry in simple ways, easy. I'll try to explain some of the ways to use some of those commands & some API functions a program can use to make more sophisticated use of the registry. The intent of the registry is to store information for a program when it's not being used (run). One way a program can use the registry to track usage information. This program is an example of how a program can use the registry to record, store & track when a program is used/run & how many times the program has been used/ran, the last time it was used, and the total time it has been used in the past,

winzip iconDownload code

Note: Due to the size or complexity of this submission, the author has submitted it as a .zip file to shorten your download time. Afterdownloading it, you will need a program like Winzip to decompress it.Virus note:All files are scanned once-a-day by Planet Source Code for viruses, but new viruses come out every day, so no prevention program can catch 100% of them. For your own safety, please:
  1. Re-scan downloaded files using your personal virus checker before using it.
  2. NEVER, EVER run compiled files (.exe's, .ocx's, .dll's etc.)--only run source code.
  3. Scan the source code with Minnow's Project Scanner

If you don't have a virus scanner, you can get one at many places on the net

Other 34 submission(s) by this author


Report Bad Submission
Use this form to tell us if this entry should be deleted (i.e contains no code, is a virus, etc.).
This submission should be removed because:

Your Vote

What do you think of this code (in the Beginner category)?
(The code with your highest vote will win this month's coding contest!)
Excellent  Good  Average  Below Average  Poor (See voting log ...)

Other User Comments

 There are no comments on this submission.

Add Your Feedback
Your feedback will be posted below and an email sent to the author. Please remember that the author was kind enough to share this with you, so any criticisms must be stated politely, or they will be deleted. (For feedback not related to this particular code, please click here instead.)

To post feedback, first please login.