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Changes the shape of the mouse cursor


long SetCursor(long Cursor);

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This function lets you change the shape of the cursor during a hotspot drag operation.

The argument a number which indicates what shape the mouse pointer is to take, as follows:

-1: no cursor

0: arrow
1: hand
2: I-beam
3: + symbol
4: wait (hour-glass)
5: up arrow
6: arrow nw-se
7: arrow ne-sw
8: arrow e-w
9: arrow n-s
10: arrow - all ways
11: (X) cannot do action
12: help (? symbol)

This operation is only effective when the mouse is "captured" - basically after a mouse-down but before the corresponding mouse-up. Otherwise the cursor is likely to be promptly restored by MUSHclient's cursor management code, for example to an I-beam cursor if it moves over text, or to the designated cursor if it moves over miniwindow hotspots.

Cursor shape -1 (no cursor) added in version 4.45.

Available in MUSHclient version 4.4 onwards.

Lua example

SetCursor (11)  -- make an X cursor

Lua notes

You can use the following constants for the cursor:

miniwin.cursor_none = -1
miniwin.cursor_arrow = 0
miniwin.cursor_hand = 1
miniwin.cursor_ibeam = 2
miniwin.cursor_plus = 3
miniwin.cursor_wait = 4
miniwin.cursor_up = 5
miniwin.cursor_nw_se_arrow = 6
miniwin.cursor_ne_sw_arrow = 7
miniwin.cursor_ew_arrow = 8
miniwin.cursor_ns_arrow = 9
miniwin.cursor_both_arrow = 10
miniwin.cursor_x = 11
miniwin.cursor_help = 12

Return value

eBadParameter - cursor value is not in the list above
eOK - completed OK

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See Also ...




(GetDeviceCaps) Gets screen device capabilities
(TextRectangle) Specifies the size of the rectangle in which text is displayed in the output window.
(WindowAddHotspot) Adds a hotspot to a miniwindow
(WindowArc) Draws an arc in a miniwindow
(WindowBezier) Draws a B├ęzier curve in a miniwindow
(WindowBlendImage) Blends an image into a miniwindow, using a specified blending mode
(WindowCircleOp) Draws ellipses, filled rectangles, round rectangles, chords, pies in a miniwindow
(WindowCreate) Creates a miniwindow
(WindowCreateImage) Creates an image in a miniwindow
(WindowDelete) Deletes a miniwindow
(WindowDeleteAllHotspots) Deletes all hotspots from a miniwindow
(WindowDeleteHotspot) Deletes a hotspot from a miniwindow
(WindowDragHandler) Adds a drag handler to a miniwindow hotspot
(WindowDrawImage) Draws an image into a miniwindow
(WindowDrawImageAlpha) Draws an image into a miniwindow respecting the alpha channel
(WindowFilter) Performs a filtering operation over part of the miniwindow.
(WindowFont) Loads a font into a miniwindow
(WindowFontInfo) Returns information about a font
(WindowFontList) Lists all fonts loaded into a miniwindow
(WindowGetImageAlpha) Draws the alpha channel of an image into a miniwindow
(WindowGetPixel) Gets the colour of a single pixel in a miniwindow
(WindowGradient) Draws a gradient in a rectangle
(WindowHotspotInfo) Returns information about a hotspot
(WindowHotspotList) Lists all hotspots installed into a miniwindow
(WindowHotspotTooltip) Changes the tooltip text for a hotspot in a miniwindow
(WindowImageFromWindow) Creates an image from another miniwindow
(WindowImageInfo) Returns information about an image
(WindowImageList) Lists all images installed into a miniwindow
(WindowImageOp) Draws an ellipse, rectangle or round rectangle, filled with an image
(WindowInfo) Returns information about a miniwindow
(WindowLine) Draws a line in a miniwindow
(WindowList) Lists all miniwindows
(WindowLoadImage) Loads an image into a miniwindow from a disk file
(WindowMenu) Creates a pop-up menu inside a miniwindow
(WindowMergeImageAlpha) Merges an image into a miniwindow based on an alpha mask
(WindowMoveHotspot) Moves a hotspot in a miniwindow
(WindowPolygon) Draws a polygon in a miniwindow
(WindowPosition) Moves a miniwindow
(WindowRectOp) Draws a rectangle in a miniwindow
(WindowResize) Resizes a miniwindow
(WindowScrollwheelHandler) Adds a scroll-wheel handler to a miniwindow hotspot
(WindowSetPixel) Sets a single pixel in a miniwindow to the specified colour
(WindowSetZOrder) Sets the Z-Order for a miniwindow
(WindowShow) Shows or hides a miniwindow
(WindowText) Draws text into a miniwindow
(WindowTextWidth) Calculates the width of text in a miniwindow
(WindowTransformImage) Draws an image into a miniwindow with optional rotation, scaling, reflection and shearing
(WindowWrite) Writes the contents of a miniwindow to disk as a graphics file

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