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I would like to be able to programmatically move the mouse on the screen.  I would like to have the mouse automatically wrap from one side of the screen to the other.  Some Mouse drivers provide this functionality, I just want to know if it is possible.  Is there some way I can change the coordinates the mouse is at?
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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.

To integrate this with your program, you would probably want to set a timer, and then continually check to see if the cursor is on a certain side of the screen (which can be determined with GetCursorPos, I think, and a call to GetSystemMetrics (SM_CXSCREEN) and SM_CYSCREEN)

If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask.  Thanks!
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Thank you.
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