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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Disabling the Copy Functionality in a Windows Form

I’m currently in the middle of writing version 2 of my Security+ learning engine.  Some of you from last weeks Security+ class know that I have been developing a tool using SAPIEN PowerShell Studio to help you with the massive amount of terminology that you need to know for the Sec+ exam.  You also remember that I was putting in some safe guards to help protect the application from piracy.  I’m going to share one of those safeguards.  Here is a current view of version 2 of the product.


What I want to do is to disable the ability to copy the questions and answers to the clipboard.  Here is how you do it.  In the Designer view, click on the object that you want to protect.  In this case, I am clicking the text box that contains the questions.  In the Properties dialog, set the value for ShortcutsEnabled to False.  This turns off the right clicking capability of the object.



While talking about Active Directory Rights Management in the past, I’ve been hit hard that I cannot stop someone for taking out their cell phone and taking a picture.  Yes, you are right, I cannot stop a determined attacker, but I can make it more difficult.

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