Control.MousePosition Control.MousePosition Control.MousePosition Control.MousePosition Property

Definition

Gets the position of the mouse cursor in screen coordinates.

public:
 static property System::Drawing::Point MousePosition { System::Drawing::Point get(); };
public static System.Drawing.Point MousePosition { get; }
member this.MousePosition : System.Drawing.Point
Public Shared ReadOnly Property MousePosition As Point

Property Value

A Point that contains the coordinates of the mouse cursor relative to the upper-left corner of the screen.

Examples

The following code example puts a TreeNode label into an editable state when the user presses ALT+E while the mouse cursor is over the tree node. After the user is done editing the label, the labels cannot be edited again until the ALT+E key combination is pressed again. This example requires that you have a TreeView on a Form. The tree view should also have at least one TreeNode in its Nodes collection.

private:
   void treeView1_KeyDown( Object^ /*sender*/, KeyEventArgs^ e )
   {
      /* If the 'Alt' and 'E' keys are pressed,
         * allow the user to edit the TreeNode label. */
      if ( e->Alt && e->KeyCode == Keys::E )
      {
         treeView1->LabelEdit = true;
         
         // If there is a TreeNode under the mose cursor, begin editing.
         TreeNode^ editNode = treeView1->GetNodeAt( treeView1->PointToClient( Control::MousePosition ) );
         if ( editNode != nullptr )
         {
            editNode->BeginEdit();
         }
      }
   }

   void treeView1_AfterLabelEdit( Object^ /*sender*/, NodeLabelEditEventArgs^ /*e*/ )
   {
      // Disable the ability to edit the TreeNode labels.
      treeView1->LabelEdit = false;
   }
private void treeView1_KeyDown(object sender, KeyEventArgs e)
{
   /* If the 'Alt' and 'E' keys are pressed,
      * allow the user to edit the TreeNode label. */
   if(e.Alt && e.KeyCode == Keys.E)
         
   {
      treeView1.LabelEdit = true;
      // If there is a TreeNode under the mose cursor, begin editing. 
      TreeNode editNode = treeView1.GetNodeAt(
         treeView1.PointToClient(System.Windows.Forms.Control.MousePosition));
      if(editNode != null)
      { 
         editNode.BeginEdit();
      }
   }
}

private void treeView1_AfterLabelEdit(object sender, NodeLabelEditEventArgs e)
{
   // Disable the ability to edit the TreeNode labels.
   treeView1.LabelEdit = false;
}
Private Sub treeView1_KeyDown(sender As Object, _
  e As KeyEventArgs) Handles treeView1.KeyDown
   ' If the 'Alt' and 'E' keys are pressed,
   ' allow the user to edit the TreeNode label. 
   If e.Alt And e.KeyCode = Keys.E Then
      treeView1.LabelEdit = True
      ' If there is a TreeNode under the mose cursor, begin editing. 
      Dim editNode As TreeNode = treeView1.GetNodeAt( _
        treeView1.PointToClient(System.Windows.Forms.Control.MousePosition))
      If (editNode IsNot Nothing) Then
         editNode.BeginEdit()
      End If
   End If
End Sub

Private Sub treeView1_AfterLabelEdit(sender As Object, _
  e As NodeLabelEditEventArgs) Handles treeView1.AfterLabelEdit
   ' Disable the ability to edit the TreeNode labels.
   treeView1.LabelEdit = False
End Sub

Remarks

The MousePosition property returns a Point that represents the mouse cursor position at the time the property was referenced. The coordinates indicate the position on the screen, not relative to the control, and are returned regardless of whether the cursor is positioned over the control. The coordinates of the upper-left corner of the screen are 0,0.

The MousePosition property is identical to the Cursor.Position property.

Applies to

See also