Windows 8 Desktop app - full screen kiosk mode - charms bar problem
I am using Qt 4.8.4 to develop windows 8 desktop application that will run in fullscreen with touch enabled. The user should not be able to access other apps or the windows explorer/desktop.
I already have an app than runs under windows 7 without any problem.
When running the fullscreen desktop app in windows 8 with a touchscreen, i can still access the charms bar (through a swype gesture on right side of the screen) and get to Metro UI.
Is there a way to block/disable/hide windows 8 hot corners and charms bar in order to work as a truly kiosk app ?
PS: I am not considering windows 8 embedded. I just want to support windows 8 / windows 8 pro.
Anyone facing these problems ?
Well.. Why don't you tweak to turn the "Charm" off ?
Edit : I meant, something like "this":http://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-charms-bar-hint-in-windows-8/
[quote author="Rahul Das" date="1357820104"]Well.. Why don't you tweak to turn the "Charm" off ?
Edit : I meant, something like "this":http://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-charms-bar-hint-in-windows-8/[/quote]
Already tried and it does not work.
Apart from obviously running in fullscreen your app has to have special privileges to bypass system ui. This is done by adding clause uiAccess="true" to the embedded manifest file (in Visual Studio this is in Project Properties->Configuration Properties->Linker->Manifest File->UAC Bypass UI Protection).
Then you need to sign your app with a a security certificate and run it from a system trusted location(a place that requires administrative access) like Program Files.
Here are some details about it: "Link":http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms742884.aspx
and some info about manifest files: "Link":http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb756929.aspx