Updating the keyboard list in the logon dialog

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/01/07 20:11 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2005/01/07/348944.aspx

This is a fun one. :-)

Every time I am updating my keyboards, the keyboard list that showed up on my keyboards in the logon dialog also was updated. I never really thought about it before.

And I used to own the code for Regional and Language Options. So I thought I knew what it did.

So when I first saw the preview copy of Dr. International's latest column I thought he had gone nuts. That was not really required, was it?

I looked at the code and it turns out the Doctor was right. I must always click on the "Apply to default user" checkbox in the third tab of Regional and Language Options:

without really paying attention to the fact that I do so.

Important lesson -- to learn what your code does, read the web sites of famous presences in the international community.

Thanks Doc!

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# Fox Cutter on 8 Jan 2005 12:47 AM:

Thank you for sharing this, I've been wanting to know how to get this to work for ages.

--Fox Cutter

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2005/04/08 The ever-misleadingly incorrect usage of the word DEFAULT

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