Cursors Class

Definition

Provides a collection of Cursor objects for use by a Windows Forms application.

public ref class Cursors abstract sealed
public ref class Cursors sealed
public static class Cursors
public sealed class Cursors
type Cursors = class
Public Class Cursors
Public NotInheritable Class Cursors
Inheritance
Cursors

Examples

The following example demonstrates changing the mouse cursor using the Control.Cursor property, the Cursor class, and the Cursors class. The example creates a form that contains a ComboBox control, a Panel control, and a ListView control. The ComboBox contains all cursors provided by the Cursors class. When the user selects a mouse cursor in the ComboBox, the Control.Cursor property is set to the selected cursor, which updates the cursor for the Panel. The ListView is updated every time the Control.CursorChanged event occurs.

#using <System.dll>
#using <System.Windows.Forms.dll>
#using <System.Drawing.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Drawing;
using namespace System::Windows::Forms;

namespace MCursor
{
   public ref class Form1: public System::Windows::Forms::Form
   {
   private:
      System::Windows::Forms::ComboBox^ cursorSelectionComboBox;
      System::Windows::Forms::Panel^ testPanel;
      System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label1;
      System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label2;
      System::Windows::Forms::ListView^ cursorEventViewer;
      System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label3;

   public:
      Form1()
      {
         this->cursorSelectionComboBox = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ComboBox;
         this->testPanel = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Panel;
         this->label1 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
         this->label2 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
         this->cursorEventViewer = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ListView;
         this->label3 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
         
         // Select Cursor Label
         this->label2->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 24, 16 );
         this->label2->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 80, 16 );
         this->label2->Text = "Select cursor:";
         
         // Cursor Testing Panel Label
         this->label1->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 24, 80 );
         this->label1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 144, 23 );
         this->label1->Text = "Cursor testing panel:";
         
         // Cursor Changed Events Label
         this->label3->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 184, 16 );
         this->label3->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 128, 16 );
         this->label3->Text = "Cursor changed events:";
         
         // Cursor Selection ComboBox
         this->cursorSelectionComboBox->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 24, 40 );
         this->cursorSelectionComboBox->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 152, 21 );
         this->cursorSelectionComboBox->TabIndex = 0;
         this->cursorSelectionComboBox->SelectedIndexChanged += gcnew System::EventHandler( this, &Form1::cursorSelectionComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged );
         
         // Cursor Test Panel
         this->testPanel->BackColor = System::Drawing::SystemColors::ControlDark;
         this->testPanel->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 24, 104 );
         this->testPanel->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 152, 160 );
         this->testPanel->CursorChanged += gcnew System::EventHandler( this, &Form1::testPanel_CursorChanged );
         
         // Cursor Event ListView
         this->cursorEventViewer->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 184, 40 );
         this->cursorEventViewer->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 256, 224 );
         this->cursorEventViewer->TabIndex = 4;
         this->cursorEventViewer->View = System::Windows::Forms::View::List;
         
         // Set up how the form should be displayed and add the controls to the form.
         this->ClientSize = System::Drawing::Size( 456, 286 );
         array<System::Windows::Forms::Control^>^temp0 = {this->label3,this->cursorEventViewer,this->label2,this->label1,this->testPanel,this->cursorSelectionComboBox};
         this->Controls->AddRange( temp0 );
         this->Text = "Cursors Example";
         
         // Add all the cursor types to the combobox.
         System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum = CursorList()->GetEnumerator();
         while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
         {
            System::Windows::Forms::Cursor^ cursor = safe_cast<System::Windows::Forms::Cursor^>(myEnum->Current);
            cursorSelectionComboBox->Items->Add( cursor );
         }
      }


   private:
      array<System::Windows::Forms::Cursor^>^ CursorList()
      {
         
         // Make an array of all the types of cursors in Windows Forms.
         array<System::Windows::Forms::Cursor^>^temp1 = {Cursors::AppStarting,Cursors::Arrow,Cursors::Cross,Cursors::Default,Cursors::Hand,Cursors::Help,Cursors::HSplit,Cursors::IBeam,Cursors::No,Cursors::NoMove2D,Cursors::NoMoveHoriz,Cursors::NoMoveVert,Cursors::PanEast,Cursors::PanNE,Cursors::PanNorth,Cursors::PanNW,Cursors::PanSE,Cursors::PanSouth,Cursors::PanSW,Cursors::PanWest,Cursors::SizeAll,Cursors::SizeNESW,Cursors::SizeNS,Cursors::SizeNWSE,Cursors::SizeWE,Cursors::UpArrow,Cursors::VSplit,Cursors::WaitCursor};
         return temp1;
      }

      void cursorSelectionComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged( Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
      {
         
         // Set the cursor in the test panel to be the selected cursor style.
         testPanel->Cursor = dynamic_cast<System::Windows::Forms::Cursor^>(cursorSelectionComboBox->SelectedItem);
      }

      void testPanel_CursorChanged( Object^ sender, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
      {
         
         // Build up a String* containing the type of Object* sending the event, and the event.
         String^ cursorEvent = String::Format( "[{0}]: {1}", sender->GetType(), "Cursor changed" );
         
         // Record this event in the list view.
         this->cursorEventViewer->Items->Add( cursorEvent );
      }

   };

}


[STAThread]
int main()
{
   Application::Run( gcnew MCursor::Form1 );
}

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace MCursor
{
    public class Form1 : System.Windows.Forms.Form
    {
        private System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox cursorSelectionComboBox;

        private System.Windows.Forms.Panel testPanel;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label label1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label label2;
        private System.Windows.Forms.ListView cursorEventViewer;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label label3;
        
        [STAThread]
        static void Main() 
        {
            Application.Run(new Form1());
        }

        public Form1()
        {
            this.cursorSelectionComboBox = new System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox();
            this.testPanel = new System.Windows.Forms.Panel();
            this.label1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
            this.label2 = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
            this.cursorEventViewer = new System.Windows.Forms.ListView();
            this.label3 = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();

            // Select Cursor Label
            this.label2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(24, 16);
            this.label2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(80, 16);
            this.label2.Text = "Select cursor:";

            // Cursor Testing Panel Label
            this.label1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(24, 80);
            this.label1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(144, 23);
            this.label1.Text = "Cursor testing panel:";

            // Cursor Changed Events Label
            this.label3.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(184, 16);
            this.label3.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(128, 16);
            this.label3.Text = "Cursor changed events:";
            
            // Cursor Selection ComboBox
            this.cursorSelectionComboBox.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(24, 40);
            this.cursorSelectionComboBox.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(152, 21);
            this.cursorSelectionComboBox.TabIndex = 0;
            this.cursorSelectionComboBox.SelectedIndexChanged += 
                 new System.EventHandler(this.cursorSelectionComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged);

            // Cursor Test Panel
            this.testPanel.BackColor = System.Drawing.SystemColors.ControlDark;
            this.testPanel.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(24, 104);
            this.testPanel.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(152, 160);
            this.testPanel.CursorChanged += new System.EventHandler(this.testPanel_CursorChanged);

            // Cursor Event ListView
            this.cursorEventViewer.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(184, 40);
            this.cursorEventViewer.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(256, 224);
            this.cursorEventViewer.TabIndex = 4;
            this.cursorEventViewer.View = System.Windows.Forms.View.List;

            // Set up how the form should be displayed and add the controls to the form.
            this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(456, 286);
            this.Controls.AddRange(new System.Windows.Forms.Control[] {
                                        this.label3, this.cursorEventViewer,
                                        this.label2, this.label1,
                                        this.testPanel, this.cursorSelectionComboBox});

            this.Text = "Cursors Example";

            // Add all the cursor types to the combobox.
            foreach (Cursor cursor in CursorList())
            {
                cursorSelectionComboBox.Items.Add(cursor);
            }
        }

        private Cursor [] CursorList()
        {

            // Make an array of all the types of cursors in Windows Forms.
            return new Cursor [] {
                                     Cursors.AppStarting, Cursors.Arrow, Cursors.Cross,
                                     Cursors.Default, Cursors.Hand, Cursors.Help,
                                     Cursors.HSplit, Cursors.IBeam, Cursors.No,
                                     Cursors.NoMove2D, Cursors.NoMoveHoriz, Cursors.NoMoveVert,
                                     Cursors.PanEast, Cursors.PanNE, Cursors.PanNorth,
                                     Cursors.PanNW, Cursors.PanSE, Cursors.PanSouth,
                                     Cursors.PanSW, Cursors.PanWest, Cursors.SizeAll,
                                     Cursors.SizeNESW, Cursors.SizeNS, Cursors.SizeNWSE,
                                     Cursors.SizeWE, Cursors.UpArrow, Cursors.VSplit, Cursors.WaitCursor};
        }

        private void cursorSelectionComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            // Set the cursor in the test panel to be the selected cursor style.
            testPanel.Cursor = (Cursor)cursorSelectionComboBox.SelectedItem;
        }

        private void testPanel_CursorChanged(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            // Build up a string containing the type of object sending the event, and the event.
            string cursorEvent = string.Format("[{0}]: {1}", sender.GetType().ToString(), "Cursor changed");                
        
            // Record this event in the list view.
            this.cursorEventViewer.Items.Add(cursorEvent);
        }
    }
}
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Namespace MCursor
    
    ' Summary description for Form1.
    Public NotInheritable Class Form1
        Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form

        Friend WithEvents cursorSelectionComboBox As System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox
        Friend WithEvents testPanel As System.Windows.Forms.Panel

        Private label1 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
        Private label2 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
        Private cursorEventViewer As System.Windows.Forms.ListView
        Private label3 As System.Windows.Forms.Label

        <System.STAThread()> _
        Public Shared Sub Main()
            System.Windows.Forms.Application.Run(New Form1)
        End Sub

        Public Sub New()

            Me.cursorSelectionComboBox = New System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox
            Me.testPanel = New System.Windows.Forms.Panel
            Me.label1 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label
            Me.label2 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label
            Me.cursorEventViewer = New System.Windows.Forms.ListView
            Me.label3 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label

            ' Select Cursor Label
            Me.label2.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(24, 16)
            Me.label2.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(80, 16)
            Me.label2.Text = "Select cursor:"            '

            ' Cursor Testing Panel Label
            Me.label1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(24, 80)
            Me.label1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(144, 23)
            Me.label1.Text = "Cursor testing panel:"

            ' Cursor Changed Events Label
            Me.label3.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(184, 16)
            Me.label3.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(128, 16)
            Me.label3.Text = "Cursor changed events:"

            ' Cursor Selection ComboBox
            Me.cursorSelectionComboBox.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(24, 40)
            Me.cursorSelectionComboBox.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(152, 21)
            Me.cursorSelectionComboBox.TabIndex = 0

            ' Cursor Test Panel
            Me.testPanel.BackColor = System.Drawing.SystemColors.ControlDark
            Me.testPanel.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(24, 104)
            Me.testPanel.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(152, 160)

            ' Cursor Event ListView
            Me.cursorEventViewer.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(184, 40)
            Me.cursorEventViewer.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(256, 224)
            Me.cursorEventViewer.TabIndex = 4
            Me.cursorEventViewer.View = System.Windows.Forms.View.List

            ' Set up how the form should be displayed and add the controls to the form.
            Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(456, 286)
            Me.Controls.AddRange(New System.Windows.Forms.Control() {Me.label3, _
                                    Me.cursorEventViewer, Me.label2, Me.label1, _
                                    Me.testPanel, Me.cursorSelectionComboBox})

            Me.Text = "Cursors Example"

            ' Add all the cursor types to the combobox.
            Dim cursor As Cursor
            For Each cursor In CursorList()
                cursorSelectionComboBox.Items.Add(cursor)
            Next cursor
        End Sub

        Private Function CursorList() As Cursor()
            ' Make an array of all the types of cursors in Windows Forms.
            return New Cursor() {Cursors.AppStarting, Cursors.Arrow, Cursors.Cross, _
                                 Cursors.Default, Cursors.Hand, Cursors.Help, _
                                 Cursors.HSplit, Cursors.IBeam, Cursors.No, _
                                 Cursors.NoMove2D, Cursors.NoMoveHoriz, Cursors.NoMoveVert, _
                                 Cursors.PanEast, Cursors.PanNE, Cursors.PanNorth, _
                                 Cursors.PanNW, Cursors.PanSE, Cursors.PanSouth, _
                                 Cursors.PanSW, Cursors.PanWest, Cursors.SizeAll, _
                                 Cursors.SizeNESW, Cursors.SizeNS, Cursors.SizeNWSE, _
                                 Cursors.SizeWE, Cursors.UpArrow, Cursors.VSplit, Cursors.WaitCursor}
        End Function

        Private Sub cursorSelectionComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles cursorSelectionComboBox.SelectedIndexChanged
            ' Set the cursor in the test panel to be the selected cursor style.
            testPanel.Cursor = CType(cursorSelectionComboBox.SelectedItem, Cursor)

        End Sub 

        Private Sub testPanel_CursorChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles testPanel.CursorChanged
            ' Build up a string containing the type of object sending the event, and the event.
            Dim cursorEvent As String = String.Format("[{0}]: {1}", sender.GetType().ToString(), "Cursor changed")

            ' Records this event in the list view.
            Me.cursorEventViewer.Items.Add(cursorEvent)

        End Sub 

    End Class
End Namespace 'MCursor

The following example draws the specified cursor on the form in its normal size, and in stretched mode, twice its size. This example assumes that you have a Form and a Cursor object to pass into the method when it is called.

void DrawCursorsOnForm( System::Windows::Forms::Cursor^ cursor )
{
   
   // If the form's cursor is not the Hand cursor and the
   // Current cursor is the Default, Draw the specified
   // cursor on the form in normal size and twice normal size.
   if ( this->Cursor != Cursors::Hand && System::Windows::Forms::Cursor::Current == Cursors::Default )
   {
      
      // Draw the cursor stretched.
      Graphics^ graphics = this->CreateGraphics();
      Rectangle rectangle = Rectangle(Point(10,10),System::Drawing::Size( cursor->Size.Width * 2, cursor->Size.Height * 2 ));
      cursor->DrawStretched( graphics, rectangle );
      
      // Draw the cursor in normal size.
      rectangle.Location = Point(rectangle.Width + rectangle.Location.X,rectangle.Height + rectangle.Location.Y);
      rectangle.Size = cursor->Size;
      cursor->Draw( graphics, rectangle );
      
      // Dispose of the cursor.
      delete cursor;
   }
}
private void DrawCursorsOnForm(Cursor cursor)
{
   // If the form's cursor is not the Hand cursor and the 
   // Current cursor is the Default, Draw the specified 
   // cursor on the form in normal size and twice normal size.
   if(this.Cursor != Cursors.Hand & 
     Cursor.Current == Cursors.Default)
   {
      // Draw the cursor stretched.
      Graphics graphics = this.CreateGraphics();
      Rectangle rectangle = new Rectangle(
        new Point(10,10), new Size(cursor.Size.Width * 2, 
        cursor.Size.Height * 2));
      cursor.DrawStretched(graphics, rectangle);
        
      // Draw the cursor in normal size.
      rectangle.Location = new Point(
      rectangle.Width + rectangle.Location.X, 
        rectangle.Height + rectangle.Location.Y);
      rectangle.Size = cursor.Size;
      cursor.Draw(graphics, rectangle);

      // Dispose of the cursor.
      cursor.Dispose();
   }
}
Private Sub DrawCursorsOnForm(cursor As Cursor)
   ' If the form's cursor is not the Hand cursor and the 
   ' Current cursor is the Default, Draw the specified 
   ' cursor on the form in normal size and twice normal size. 
   If (Not Me.Cursor.Equals(Cursors.Hand)) And _
     Cursor.Current.Equals(Cursors.Default) Then

      ' Draw the cursor stretched.
      Dim graphics As Graphics = Me.CreateGraphics()
      Dim rectangle As New Rectangle(New Point(10, 10), _
        New Size(cursor.Size.Width * 2, cursor.Size.Height * 2))
      cursor.DrawStretched(graphics, rectangle)
     
      ' Draw the cursor in normal size.
      rectangle.Location = New Point(rectangle.Width + _
        rectangle.Location.X, rectangle.Height + rectangle.Location.Y)
      rectangle.Size = cursor.Size
      cursor.Draw(graphics, rectangle)

      ' Dispose of the cursor.
      cursor.Dispose()
   End If
End Sub

Remarks

Some of the Cursor objects in this class can take on a different appearance than those described. The user can change the cursor appearance by adjusting the mouse pointer settings in their operating system. The panning and no move cursors are static and cannot be changed by the operating system.

The panning and no move cursors are used during mouse wheel operations. Depending on the direction the window can be scrolled, the cursor changes to the appropriate no move cursor when the mouse wheel is clicked. The cursor then changes to the appropriate panning cursor as the mouse is moved.

Properties

AppStarting

Gets the cursor that appears when an application starts.

Arrow

Gets the arrow cursor.

Cross

Gets the crosshair cursor.

Default

Gets the default cursor, which is usually an arrow cursor.

Hand

Gets the hand cursor, typically used when hovering over a Web link.

Help

Gets the Help cursor, which is a combination of an arrow and a question mark.

HSplit

Gets the cursor that appears when the mouse is positioned over a horizontal splitter bar.

IBeam

Gets the I-beam cursor, which is used to show where the text cursor appears when the mouse is clicked.

No

Gets the cursor that indicates that a particular region is invalid for the current operation.

NoMove2D

Gets the cursor that appears during wheel operations when the mouse is not moving, but the window can be scrolled in both a horizontal and vertical direction.

NoMoveHoriz

Gets the cursor that appears during wheel operations when the mouse is not moving, but the window can be scrolled in a horizontal direction.

NoMoveVert

Gets the cursor that appears during wheel operations when the mouse is not moving, but the window can be scrolled in a vertical direction.

PanEast

Gets the cursor that appears during wheel operations when the mouse is moving and the window is scrolling horizontally to the right.

PanNE

Gets the cursor that appears during wheel operations when the mouse is moving and the window is scrolling horizontally and vertically upward and to the right.

PanNorth

Gets the cursor that appears during wheel operations when the mouse is moving and the window is scrolling vertically in an upward direction.

PanNW

Gets the cursor that appears during wheel operations when the mouse is moving and the window is scrolling horizontally and vertically upward and to the left.

PanSE

Gets the cursor that appears during wheel operations when the mouse is moving and the window is scrolling horizontally and vertically downward and to the right.

PanSouth

Gets the cursor that appears during wheel operations when the mouse is moving and the window is scrolling vertically in a downward direction.

PanSW

Gets the cursor that appears during wheel operations when the mouse is moving and the window is scrolling horizontally and vertically downward and to the left.

PanWest

Gets the cursor that appears during wheel operations when the mouse is moving and the window is scrolling horizontally to the left.

SizeAll

Gets the four-headed sizing cursor, which consists of four joined arrows that point north, south, east, and west.

SizeNESW

Gets the two-headed diagonal (northeast/southwest) sizing cursor.

SizeNS

Gets the two-headed vertical (north/south) sizing cursor.

SizeNWSE

Gets the two-headed diagonal (northwest/southeast) sizing cursor.

SizeWE

Gets the two-headed horizontal (west/east) sizing cursor.

UpArrow

Gets the up arrow cursor, typically used to identify an insertion point.

VSplit

Gets the cursor that appears when the mouse is positioned over a vertical splitter bar.

WaitCursor

Gets the wait cursor, typically an hourglass shape.

Applies to

See also