NonInvasiveKeyboardHookLibrary 2.2.0

dotnet add package NonInvasiveKeyboardHookLibrary --version 2.2.0
NuGet\Install-Package NonInvasiveKeyboardHookLibrary -Version 2.2.0
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<PackageReference Include="NonInvasiveKeyboardHookLibrary" Version="2.2.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add NonInvasiveKeyboardHookLibrary --version 2.2.0
#r "nuget: NonInvasiveKeyboardHookLibrary, 2.2.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install NonInvasiveKeyboardHookLibrary as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=NonInvasiveKeyboardHookLibrary&version=2.2.0

// Install NonInvasiveKeyboardHookLibrary as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=NonInvasiveKeyboardHookLibrary&version=2.2.0


A C# hotkey manager that uses a low level global hook, but allows registering for specific keys to reduce invasion of user privacy.

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var keyboardHookManager = new KeyboardHookManager();

// Register virtual key code 0x60 = NumPad0
keyboardHookManager.RegisterHotkey(0x60, () =>
    Debug.WriteLine("NumPad0 detected");

// Modifiers are supported too
keyboardHookManager.RegisterHotkey(NonInvasiveKeyboardHookLibrary.ModifierKeys.Control, 0x60, () => 
    Debug.WriteLine("Ctrl+NumPad0 detected");

// Multiple modifiers can be specified using the bitwise OR operation
keyboardHookManager.RegisterHotkey(NonInvasiveKeyboardHookLibrary.ModifierKeys.Control | NonInvasiveKeyboardHookLibrary.ModifierKeys.Alt, 0x60, () => 
    Debug.WriteLine("Ctrl+Alt+NumPad0 detected");

// Or as an array of modifiers
keyboardHookManager.RegisterHotkey(new[]{NonInvasiveKeyboardHookLibrary.ModifierKeys.Control, NonInvasiveKeyboardHookLibrary.ModifierKeys.Alt}, 0x60, () =>
    Debug.WriteLine("Ctrl+Alt+NumPad0 detected");

Sample App

I created a GUI C# app to help test this library: If the examples above did not answer your questions, take a look at the source code of the sample app 😃 Keyboard Shortcuts In-App Screenshot

Read more about Global Hotkeys within Windows applications

For a thorough explanation, look at the CodeProject article:

There are no supported framework assets in this package.

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This package has no dependencies.

NuGet packages

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Version Downloads Last updated
2.2.0 184 10/22/2022
2.1.1 913 5/20/2021
2.1.0 1,385 11/8/2020
2.0.0 357 11/7/2020
1.5.0 639 10/26/2019
1.4.0 666 3/12/2019
1.3.0 1,032 12/29/2018
1.2.0 715 12/28/2018
1.1.0 703 12/26/2018
1.0.1 673 12/23/2018
1.0.0 726 12/21/2018

Added support for blocking hotkeys (i.e. hotkeys that won't pass through to input). Credit goes to github user stnkl for this feature