ZsGWorks.UsageWatcher 1.2.3

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Install-Package ZsGWorks.UsageWatcher -Version 1.2.3
dotnet add package ZsGWorks.UsageWatcher --version 1.2.3
<PackageReference Include="ZsGWorks.UsageWatcher" Version="1.2.3" />
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paket add ZsGWorks.UsageWatcher --version 1.2.3
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#r "nuget: ZsGWorks.UsageWatcher, 1.2.3"
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// Install ZsGWorks.UsageWatcher as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=ZsGWorks.UsageWatcher&version=1.2.3

// Install ZsGWorks.UsageWatcher as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=ZsGWorks.UsageWatcher&version=1.2.3
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A simple way to watch mouse and keyboard usage for tracking purposes


A central library for my own applications to watch for keyboard / mouse usage in order to track active computer use.


If you feel like this is useful, or could be useful for you, feel free to create a feature request. If you think something is not working well, please create a bug report. Thank you!

How does it work

The idea is very simple: You pass a given 'resolution', like two minutes, and any mouse or keyboard movement within that timeframe will be considered an active time. If the computer is locked usage is not counted.

What it doesn't do

It's not logging anything. Neither software usage, nor which keys were pressed. You can check.


There is a probe project included, this line is taken from there:

IWatcher watcher = new Watcher("testApp", Resolution.HalfMinute, SavePreference.KeepDataForToday, DataPrecision.HighPrecision);

Then you can just ask, also from the probe project:

TimeSpan usage = watcher.UsageForGivenTimeframe(startTime, startTime + TimeSpan.FromDays(1));

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Version Downloads Last updated
2.1.0 104 10/7/2021
2.0.0 112 3/27/2021
1.2.3 113 3/9/2021
1.2.2 134 3/3/2021
1.2.1 109 3/2/2021

Fix for incorrect deserialization of data