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WaitCursor, display over function scope

Posted on 1998-09-30
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Hi all!

I have a function that startups a Waitcursor. After this
I use a Timer to check when a Smartcard is removed from
its reader. Of course, the Waitcursor disappears when the
first function goes out of scope.

I would like the Waitcursor to hold its Waitstate until
the timer function tells it to go back to its normal state.

I've had a look at DoWaitCursor and BeginWaitCursor EndWaitCursor functions but the Cursor still resumes its
normal pointer state when the first function goes out of scope.

Any ideas?

// Anders
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plaroche earned 100 total points
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You can try with OnSetCursor, it is called when the mouse moves over your window, or everytime if you captured the mouse cursor.

In that call check for a boolean value which your timer function will reset to FALSE.  In your timer function you might force a call to OnSetCursor since the user may not force a call to the function if he doesn't move the mouse.

The cursor comes back to normal in your case because of OnSetCursor, which resets it to normal state.
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by:psdavis
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Have you considered creating the CWaitCursor on the heap?

Try this, add a CWaitCursor pointer to your header file like

CWaitCursor* m_pWaitCursor;

Now inside of your .cpp file, start the cursor with

m_pWaitCursor = new CWaitCursor;

and delete it when you're done!

delete m_pWaitCursor;
m_pWaitCursor = NULL;

Hope this works!

Phillip
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by:Kalle 2
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Ok, worked like a treat!
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