How to make my own Windows 10 executable run in kiosk mode

Martin Hargreaves 21 Reputation points
2020-12-08T08:45:14.313+00:00

Hi,
Please excuse my ignorance on the latest methods of MS s/w development. The last time I developed s/w for Windows I was using Visual Studio 2005!
Please can anyone provide me with information or links to descriptions that explains how I can make my own Windows 10 executable run in kiosk mode?
I can successfully make the pre-installed Windows applications run in kiosk mode, but this does not allow me to select my own 'program.exe' file.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Thank you,
Martin...

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  1. AliceYang-MSFT 2,081 Reputation points
    2020-12-10T08:09:53.287+00:00

    Hi,

    Sorry but as far as I know, Kiosk mode only supports Windows apps. So there is no way to achieve what you want now. But if you code your app in UWP, it can be counted as a Windows app. I literally know nothing about programming and have no idea about where is UWP. Hope you know.

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  1. Guido Franzke 2,196 Reputation points
    2020-12-08T10:17:37.613+00:00

    Hello,
    one time I created a kiosk app on Windows 10 too. I didn't find one special documentation about how to do it. So I mixed several help topics. These are the links I used:
    how-to-disable-that-an-mfc-application-exits-on-pressing-esc-or-altff4
    disable-caps-lock
    disable-windows-key
    showthread.php
    96925
    using-keyboard-hooks-how-do-i-disable-the-windows-key
    Disable-Control-keys-and-windows-key

    Regards, Guido


  2. Martin Hargreaves 21 Reputation points
    2020-12-10T10:06:03.413+00:00

    Hi Alice,
    Yes, I think that you could be right. I guess that I will have a bit of a learning curve to undergo to understand how to write a UWP!
    Thank you for the useful link that you provided.
    Martin...

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