ShowCursor function

Displays or hides the cursor.

Syntax

int ShowCursor(
  BOOL bShow
);

Parameters

bShow

Type: BOOL

If bShow is TRUE, the display count is incremented by one. If bShow is FALSE, the display count is decremented by one.

Return Value

Type: int

The return value specifies the new display counter.

Remarks

Windows 8: Call GetCursorInfo to determine the cursor visibility.

This function sets an internal display counter that determines whether the cursor should be displayed. The cursor is displayed only if the display count is greater than or equal to 0. If a mouse is installed, the initial display count is 0. If no mouse is installed, the display count is –1.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header winuser.h (include Windows.h)
Library User32.lib
DLL User32.dll

See Also

ClipCursor

Conceptual

Cursors

GetCursorPos

Reference

SetCursor

SetCursorPos