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Detecting USB Stick Plug in and Plug out (USB Harddrive)

P: n/a
Hi,
I'm looking for a solution to detect if a USB Sticker (USB Drive) ist
plugged in or plugged out. Currently Im able to detect Hardware Plugin
and Plugout but don't get any information what type of device it is.
Is there a way to get this information ?
Currenty my solution work in that way (Also from this group):

protected override void WndProc(ref Message m)
{
switch(m.Msg)
{
case Win32.WM_DEVICECHANGE: OnDeviceChange(ref m); break;
}

base.WndProc (ref m);
}

void OnDeviceChange(ref Message msg)
{
int wParam = (int)msg.WParam;

if(wParam == Win32.DBT_DEVICEARRIVAL)
{
statusBar.Text = "Hardware attached";
frmLockScreen.Close();
}
else if(wParam == Win32.DBT_DEVICEREMOVECOMPLETE)
{
statusBar.Text = "Hardware entfernt";

frmLockScreen.Show();
}
}
void RegisterHidNotification()
{
Win32.DEV_BROADCAST_DEVICEINTERFACE dbi = new
Win32.DEV_BROADCAST_DEVICEINTERFACE();
int size = Marshal.SizeOf(dbi);
dbi.dbcc_size = size;
dbi.dbcc_devicetype = Win32.DBT_DEVTYP_DEVICEINTERFACE;
dbi.dbcc_reserved = 0;
dbi.dbcc_classguid = Win32.GUID_DEVINTERFACE_HID;
dbi.dbcc_name = 0;
IntPtr buffer = Marshal.AllocHGlobal(size);
Marshal.StructureToPtr(dbi, buffer, true);
IntPtr r = Win32.RegisterDeviceNotification(Handle, buffer,
Win32.DEVICE_NOTIFY_WINDOW_HANDLE);
if(r == IntPtr.Zero)
Console.WriteLine(Win32.GetLastError().ToString()) ;
}

class Win32
{
public const int
WM_DEVICECHANGE = 0x0219;
public const int
DBT_DEVICEARRIVAL = 0x8000,
DBT_DEVICEREMOVECOMPLETE = 0x8004;
public const int
DEVICE_NOTIFY_WINDOW_HANDLE = 0,
DEVICE_NOTIFY_SERVICE_HANDLE = 1;
public const int
DBT_DEVTYP_DEVICEINTERFACE = 5;
public static Guid
GUID_DEVINTERFACE_HID = new
Guid("4D1E55B2-F16F-11CF-88CB-001111000030");

[StructLayout(LayoutKind.Sequential)]
public class DEV_BROADCAST_DEVICEINTERFACE
{
public int dbcc_size;
public int dbcc_devicetype;
public int dbcc_reserved;
public Guid dbcc_classguid;
public short dbcc_name;
}

[DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError=true)]
public static extern IntPtr RegisterDeviceNotification(
IntPtr hRecipient,
IntPtr NotificationFilter,
Int32 Flags);

[DllImport("kernel32.dll")]
public static extern int GetLastError();
}
Thanks for any hints,
daniel
Nov 15 '05 #1
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Much better is to use the System.Management classes and register event
listeners for Win32_Diskdrive class operations.

Here's a small console sample.

// This code demonstrates how to monitor the UsbControllerDevice for
// the arrival of creation/operation events
using System;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using System.Management;
class WMIEvent {
public static void Main() {
WMIEvent we = new WMIEvent();
ManagementEventWatcher w= null;
WqlEventQuery q;
ManagementOperationObserver observer = new ManagementOperationObserver();
// Bind to local machine
ManagementScope scope = new ManagementScope("root\\CIMV2");
scope.Options.EnablePrivileges = true; //set required privilege
try {
q = new WqlEventQuery();
q.EventClassName = "__InstanceOperationEvent";
q.WithinInterval = new TimeSpan(0,0,3);
q.Condition = @"TargetInstance ISA 'Win32_DiskDrive' ";
w = new ManagementEventWatcher(scope, q);

w.EventArrived += new EventArrivedEventHandler(we.DiskEventArrived);
w.Start();
Console.ReadLine(); // block main thread for test purposes
}
catch(Exception e) {
Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
}
finally {
w.Stop();
}
}
public void DiskEventArrived(object sender, EventArrivedEventArgs e) {
//Get the Event object and display its properties (all)
foreach(PropertyData pd in e.NewEvent.Properties) {
ManagementBaseObject mbo = null;
if(( mbo = pd.Value as ManagementBaseObject) != null) {
Console.WriteLine("--------------Properties------------------");
foreach(PropertyData prop in mbo.Properties)
Console.WriteLine("{0} - {1}", prop.Name, prop.Value);
}
}
}

}
Willy.

"Daniel Diehl" <da****@mediaworker.net> wrote in message
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Hi,
I'm looking for a solution to detect if a USB Sticker (USB Drive) ist
plugged in or plugged out. Currently Im able to detect Hardware Plugin
and Plugout but don't get any information what type of device it is.
Is there a way to get this information ?
Currenty my solution work in that way (Also from this group):

protected override void WndProc(ref Message m)
{
switch(m.Msg)
{
case Win32.WM_DEVICECHANGE: OnDeviceChange(ref m); break;
}

base.WndProc (ref m);
}

void OnDeviceChange(ref Message msg)
{
int wParam = (int)msg.WParam;

if(wParam == Win32.DBT_DEVICEARRIVAL)
{
statusBar.Text = "Hardware attached";
frmLockScreen.Close();
}
else if(wParam == Win32.DBT_DEVICEREMOVECOMPLETE)
{
statusBar.Text = "Hardware entfernt";

frmLockScreen.Show();
}
}
void RegisterHidNotification()
{
Win32.DEV_BROADCAST_DEVICEINTERFACE dbi = new
Win32.DEV_BROADCAST_DEVICEINTERFACE();
int size = Marshal.SizeOf(dbi);
dbi.dbcc_size = size;
dbi.dbcc_devicetype = Win32.DBT_DEVTYP_DEVICEINTERFACE;
dbi.dbcc_reserved = 0;
dbi.dbcc_classguid = Win32.GUID_DEVINTERFACE_HID;
dbi.dbcc_name = 0;
IntPtr buffer = Marshal.AllocHGlobal(size);
Marshal.StructureToPtr(dbi, buffer, true);
IntPtr r = Win32.RegisterDeviceNotification(Handle, buffer,
Win32.DEVICE_NOTIFY_WINDOW_HANDLE);
if(r == IntPtr.Zero)
Console.WriteLine(Win32.GetLastError().ToString()) ;
}

class Win32
{
public const int
WM_DEVICECHANGE = 0x0219;
public const int
DBT_DEVICEARRIVAL = 0x8000,
DBT_DEVICEREMOVECOMPLETE = 0x8004;
public const int
DEVICE_NOTIFY_WINDOW_HANDLE = 0,
DEVICE_NOTIFY_SERVICE_HANDLE = 1;
public const int
DBT_DEVTYP_DEVICEINTERFACE = 5;
public static Guid
GUID_DEVINTERFACE_HID = new
Guid("4D1E55B2-F16F-11CF-88CB-001111000030");

[StructLayout(LayoutKind.Sequential)]
public class DEV_BROADCAST_DEVICEINTERFACE
{
public int dbcc_size;
public int dbcc_devicetype;
public int dbcc_reserved;
public Guid dbcc_classguid;
public short dbcc_name;
}

[DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError=true)]
public static extern IntPtr RegisterDeviceNotification(
IntPtr hRecipient,
IntPtr NotificationFilter,
Int32 Flags);

[DllImport("kernel32.dll")]
public static extern int GetLastError();
}
Thanks for any hints,
daniel

Nov 15 '05 #2

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