Solved

How to use GetCursorPos

Posted on 1998-08-30
5
697 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I need to find the X, and Y coordinate position of the mouse on the screen (Whether its on my form or not) how can I do this using the API?  I have searched but do not understand the API calls...Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:smithgr
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
MikeP090797 earned 100 total points
ID: 1431958
Put this in a module:
Type POINTAPI
        x As Long
        y As Long
End Type
Declare Function GetCursorPos Lib "user32" Alias "GetCursorPos" (lpPoint As POINTAPI) As Long


Now, to get the cursor location, use:

Dim p as POINTAPI
Dim X as long
X=GetCursorPos(p)

'p.X and p.Y will hold the coordinates

0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:MikeP090797
ID: 1431959
Put this in a module:
Type POINTAPI
        x As Long
        y As Long
End Type
Declare Function GetCursorPos Lib "user32" Alias "GetCursorPos" (lpPoint As POINTAPI) As Long


Now, to get the cursor location, use:

Dim p as POINTAPI
Dim X as long
X=GetCursorPos(p)

'p.X and p.Y will hold the coordinates

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:smithgr
ID: 1431960
MIke, this is great and I have it working...do you know how to tell what the left and top of a form are using the same type of coordinates?  What I'm trying to do is to find if the mouse is outside of my form...Thanks
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:MikeP090797
ID: 1431961
Sorry it took me so long to respond:

Dim nX as single
Dim nY as single
nX=P.X/Screen.TwipsPerPixelX
nY=P.Y/Screen.TwipsPerPixelY
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:smithgr
ID: 1431962
Thanks once again Mike!
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When trying to find the cause of a problem in VBA or VB6 it's often valuable to know what procedures were executed prior to the error. You can use the Call Stack for that but it is often inadequate because it may show procedures you aren't intereste…
You can of course define an array to hold data that is of a particular type like an array of Strings to hold customer names or an array of Doubles to hold customer sales, but what do you do if you want to coordinate that data? This article describes…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month10 days, 22 hours left to enroll

628 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question