Controlling the mouse on a virtual machine
Continuing on my series of how to automate virtual machines - you can also script the mouse on a virtual machine. Take a look at this chunk of code:
$VMName = "Windows 10 Enterprise"
$VMCS = Get-WmiObject -Namespace root\virtualization\v2 -Class Msvm_ComputerSystem -Filter "ElementName='$($VMName)'"
$mouse = $VMCS.GetRelated("Msvm_SyntheticMouse")
$mouse.SetAbsolutePosition(300,450) | out-null
$mouse.ClickButton(2) | out-null
What this PowerShell code does is:
- Get the WMI object for the virtual machine
- Get the mouse for the virtual machine
- Set the mouse position to 300,450
- Click the second mouse button
Interesting piece of information here: Hyper-V emulates a mouse with 5 buttons.