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How can I set the mouse to a specific location?  I would like to be able to set it to any location on the screen, but I can't seem to figure out how.  Of course, I haven't loaded the help files, and leaving the CD in all the time is no good, so I suppose I haven't been trying too hard either.  Can anyone help me?
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To set your mouse to a specific location, you want to use the SetCursorPos function.  You provide it an X and Y value, and it will set the cursor to that position.  Here is an excerpt from the online help:

The SetCursorPos function moves the cursor to the specified screen coordinates.  If the new coordinates are not within the screen rectangle set by the most recent ClipCursor function, Windows automatically adjusts the coordinates so that the cursor stays within the rectangle.

BOOL SetCursorPos (int X,
 // horizontal position
int Y
 // vertical position
);
 
Parameters:

X
Specifies the new x-coordinate, in screen coordinates, of the cursor.

Y
Specifies the new y-coordinate, in screen coordinates, of the cursor.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask.  Thanks!
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Thanks, that has solved my problem completely.  I appreciate it.
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