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

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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AliceYang-MSFT answered ·

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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Hi Alice,
Thank you for your latest email. I have not yet achieved running my application as a kiosk, but I think that you have given me a good lead.
Best regards,
Martin...

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GuidoFranzke answered ·

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


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Thank you for this information, Guido. I'm sure that it will come in useful if I were to take the approach of disabling unwanted features within my application.

However, it is my understanding that if you go to use the built-in Kiosk mode (Start -> Settings -> Accounts -> Other users etc.) then the Win 10 OS will secure that only the selected application can run and disable unwanted features.

My problem is that I am unable to select my executable from the list of installed 'Kiosk allowable' applications. I was looking for a guide to how I can change/create my application so that I can select it as a Kiosk Application.

I will be very grateful if you have any guidance on how to do that?

Martin...

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So it is not a Visual C++ topic. I'm sorry I don't have any guidance on how to do what you need.
IMO you should only ask in a Windows 10 forum. Change your tags and add Windows-10-general forum: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/topics/windows-10-general.html

You could also ask here: windows_10-other_settings-winpc

Regards, Guido


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Thank you very much for guidance, Guido, I'm very grateful for your suggestions. I will change tags and ask in the forums that you mentioned.

Thanks again, Guido,
Martin...

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MartinHargreaves-2441 answered ·

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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