Mouse Functions (Compact 2013)


The following table shows the mouse functions, with a description of the purpose of each.

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  • ClipCursor
    This function confines the cursor to a rectangular area on the screen.
  • CreateCursor
    This function creates a cursor having the specified size, bit patterns, and hot spot.
  • DestroyCursor
    This function destroys a cursor created by the CreateCursor function and frees any memory the cursor occupied.
  • GetCapture
    This function retrieves the handle to the window, if any, that has captured the mouse or stylus input.
  • GetClipCursor
    This function retrieves the screen coordinates of the rectangular area to which the cursor is confined.
  • GetCursor
    This function retrieves the handle to the current cursor.
  • GetCursorPos
    This function retrieves the cursor's position, in screen coordinates.
  • GetDoubleClickTime
    This function retrieves the current double-click time for the mouse or stylus.
  • GetMouseMovePoints
    This function retrieves points, associated with WM_LBUTTONDOWN and WM_MOUSEMOVE messages, that the OS typically discards when an application cannot process these messages as fast as the application receives these messages.
  • LoadAnimatedCursor
    This function enables an application to define and load a customized, animated wait cursor.
  • LoadCursor
    This function loads a cursor resource.
  • mouse_event
    This function synthesizes mouse motion and button clicks.
  • ReleaseCapture
    This function releases the mouse or stylus capture from a window in the current thread and restores normal processing of input.
  • SetCapture
    This function sets the mouse or style capture to a specified window that belongs to the current thread.
  • SetCursor
    This function establishes the cursor shape.
  • SetCursorPos
    This function moves the cursor to the specified screen coordinates.
  • ShowCursor
    This function displays or hides the cursor.

See Also


Mouse Reference