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Set the mouse cursor for Windows?

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I'm hoping this is feasible... I made a program that resides in the system tray. One of the tray items runs a function that waits for the user to click on a window to get the window title.

I would like for the mouse cursor to change to the cross while waiting for user input. I have tried using GUISetCursor(3), but from my understanding this only changes the cursor for an AutoIt GUI window.

How could I go about changing the mouse cursor for the user's environment, not just for the AutoIt window?

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@jparnell8839 take a look at _WinAPI_SetSystemCursor in the help file.


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@JLogan3o13 I was a little bit confused on the $hCursor parameter, but I have gotten it to work thanks to the example in the help file:

 

Func FuncName()
       ;backs up the user's arrow cursor
   Local $hPrev = _WinAPI_CopyCursor(_WinAPI_LoadCursor(0, 32512))

       ;backs up the user's ibeam cursor
   Local $iPrev = _WinAPI_CopyCursor(_WinAPI_LoadCursor(0, 32513)) 

       ;changes the user's arrow cursor
   _WinAPI_SetSystemCursor(_WinAPI_LoadCursorFromFile(@ScriptDir & "\cross.cur"),32512) 
       ;changes the user's ibeam cursor
   _WinAPI_SetSystemCursor(_WinAPI_LoadCursorFromFile(@ScriptDir & "\cross.cur"),32513) 

   ; Do the code you want to execute

       ;restores the user's default cursor
   _WinAPI_SetSystemCursor($hPrev,32512) 
       ;restores the user's ibeam cursor
   _WinAPI_SetSystemCursor($iPrev,32513) 
EndFunc

Thanks for your insight!

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You might want to store the handle returned from LoadCursorFromFile and use

_WinAPI_DestroyCursor

so you free resources properly when your program exits.

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Good call! Thanks!

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