xxxMONITOR command questions

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#1
TCC 11.00.38 Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

I want to run a background instance of TCC which pops up a MSGBOX when one
of the monitored events occurs (e.g., USB device turned ON or OFF), possibly
followed by additional, event based operations. I have not succeeded in
doing so. Sample code to do this would be much appreciated!
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Steve
 
#2
TCC 11.00.38 Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

I want to run a background instance of TCC which pops up a MSGBOX when one
of the monitored events occurs (e.g., USB device turned ON or OFF), possibly
followed by additional, event based operations. I have not succeeded in
doing so. Sample code to do this would be much appreciated!
--
Steve
Hi,
Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but to monitor a connection of a USB device on my system, I use the following command;

Code:
USBMONITOR "USB Mass Storage Device" CONNECTED FOREVER NOTEPAD
Now, whenever I connect this USB Device, Notepad is launched.

When I type USBMONITOR by itself, I get the following;

Code:
"USB Mass Storage Device"   CONNECTED   (1/FOREVER)   NOTEPAD
Note the 1/FOREVER. This indicates that the named device has been connected one time so far.

To monitor a disconnection of a USB device on my system, I use the following command;

Code:
USBMONITOR "USB Mass Storage Device" DISCONNECTED FOREVER SOL
Now, whenever I disconnect this USB Device, Solitaire is launched.

When I type USBMONITOR by itself, I get the following;

Code:
"USB Mass Storage Device"   CONNECTED   (1/FOREVER)   NOTEPAD
"USB Mass Storage Device"   DISCONNECTED   (1/FOREVER)   SOL
When I type;

Code:
USBMONITOR /C
The monitor is removed for all devices.

Having NOTEPAD and SOL start when connecting and dis-connecting a USB device demonstrates how applications can be started and stopped using USBMONITOR.

Most times, all that I want is a simple message, so I use the following;

Code:
usbmonitor "USB Mass Storage Device" CONNECTED FOREVER msgbox OK "Notice" USB Device has been connected

usbmonitor "USB Mass Storage Device" DISCONNECTED FOREVER msgbox OK "Notice" USB Device has been dis-connected
Typing USBMONITOR now gives me the following;

Code:
"USB Mass Storage Device"   CONNECTED   (2/FOREVER)   msgbox OK "Notice" USB Device has been connected
"USB Mass Storage Device"   DISCONNECTED   (2/FOREVER)   msgbox OK "Notice" USB Device has been dis-connected
Joe