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How can we know when the mouse pointer changes ?

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Hey !

Is it possible to find out when the mouse pointer changes from the arrow to a hand or any other cursor shape ?

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MouseGetCursor ( )

Parameters

None.

Return Value

Returns a cursor ID Number:

0 = UNKNOWN (this includes pointing and grabbing hand icons)

1 = APPSTARTING

2 = ARROW

3 = CROSS

4 = HELP

5 = IBEAM

6 = ICON

7 = NO

8 = SIZE

9 = SIZEALL

10 = SIZENESW

11 = SIZENS

12 = SIZENWSE

13 = SIZEWE

14 = UPARROW

15 = WAIT

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MouseGetCursor ( )

Parameters

None.

Return Value

Returns a cursor ID Number:

0 = UNKNOWN (this includes pointing and grabbing hand icons)

1 = APPSTARTING

2 = ARROW

3 = CROSS

4 = HELP

5 = IBEAM

6 = ICON

7 = NO

8 = SIZE

9 = SIZEALL

10 = SIZENESW

11 = SIZENS

12 = SIZENWSE

13 = SIZEWE

14 = UPARROW

15 = WAIT

Thanks a lot ! This simplifies my script a lot !

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Here is an example of how you can do it:

HotKeySet("{ESC}", "Quit")

$Last_Cursor = MouseGetCursor()

While 1
    Sleep(100)
    
    $Current_Cursor = MouseGetCursor()
    
    If $Last_Cursor <> $Current_Cursor Then
        MsgBox(64, "Attention!", _
            StringFormat("Pointer Changed:\n\nPreviouse <%s>, Current <%s>", _
            _GetCursorStringValue($Last_Cursor), _GetCursorStringValue($Current_Cursor)), 3)
        
        $Last_Cursor = $Current_Cursor
    EndIf
WEnd

Func _GetCursorStringValue($iValue)
    Local $aStr_Values[16] = ["Pointing/Grabbing hand", "APPSTARTING", "ARROW (Default?)", "CROSS", "HELP", "IBEAM (Selection)", _
        "ICON", "NO", "SIZE", "SIZEALL", "SIZENESW", "SIZENS", "SIZENWSE", "SIZEWE", "UPARROW", "WAIT"]
    
    If $iValue < UBound($aStr_Values) And $iValue >= 0 Then Return $aStr_Values[$iValue]
    Return $iValue
EndFunc

Func Quit()
    Exit
EndFunc

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