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How do you detect a docking station

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I am starting to play with laptops and one very critical piece of information I need to determine is whether or not the laptop is docked in a docking station or not. Didn't find much on the form with respect to it. Can anyone give me some input?

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Here is some shamelessly stolen code:

VBScript:
strRegKey = "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\IDConfigDB\CurrentDockInfo\DockingState"
Set wshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
strHWConfig = wshShell.RegRead(strRegKey)
Select Case strHWConfig
Case 0 'Workstation or Server
Case 1 'Undocked Laptop
Case 2 'Docked Laptop
End Select
WScript.Echo strHWConfig

Convert that to AutoIt format, and see if it works for you. I don't have a laptop dock to test this so I have no idea if it works.

Edited by BrewManNH

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I actually needed something like this, so I took your 'borrowed' code and went ahead and created a snippet.

MsgBox(4096, '', _IsDocked())

Func _IsDocked()
    Return RegRead('HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\IDConfigDB\CurrentDockInfo\DockingState', '') = 2
EndFunc   ;==>_IsDocked

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