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How to draw a square like sizing win95 form?

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I want to draw a gray square next to the mouse cursor like Windows95 moving and resizing or the option show content while dragging off!
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Question by:powlin
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by:thammond
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Im not sure what you want to do ???
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by:Erick37
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Here are some old articles which still apply to VB6:

"How to Create Rubber-Band Lines/Boxes in Visual Basic"
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q71/4/88.ASP

"How to Create Flashing/Rotating Rubber-Band Box in VB"
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q71/4/89.ASP

If you need to draw the lines off the form, some API functions will be needed, but it's the same concept.
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by:genef
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As far as I understand you like conditionally change your mouse cursor, don't you?.
In this case there are two form properties: MouseIcon and MousePointer.
If you set MousePointer to 99 (Custom),
it accepts Icon that is set by MouseIcon property. You can take the icon file somewhere or design it using any proper tool.
Sorry if I misunderstand you,
Gene
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pjknibbs earned 150 total points
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The Windows API function DrawFocusRect() is what you're looking for.
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