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Cursor invisible in Win2K

Posted on 2002-03-03
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Good day,

I wrote an editor in Delphi 3 some time ago.
All works well up to win98.

But in win2k, the cursor is invisible in the editor.
It works in the window but when moved over the editor window.. it disappears.

And now i have a user that is running win98SE and MS Intellipoint V4+.
He states that the cursor is invisible there also. And he states that he has the "hide cursor" option sety to off.(since im not familiar with MS Intellipoint, im not sure what he is talking about here)

Any help is appreciated.
Jim

ps: the editor is a spinoff of the trichedit component.
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by:Stuart_Johnson
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I've had the same problem, and the way I've fixed it is to change the cursor from crDefault to crIBeam.  I'm not sure why it does it, but it's very annoying :)

Stu
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by:JStan
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Thanx..
Ill try this..
give me a couple of days.
jim
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by:JStan
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well it didnt work..

the cursor is an ibeam now but still when i click on a line of text.. the typing indicator isnt there..(u know.. the blinking line)
u cant tell where you are typing at till u start typing..

and also if i left click and drag the mouse.. no text gets highlighted..
its almost like the mouse is inop.. even though i can see the ibeam.
but right clicking works good..

all help is appreciated..
thanks,
jim
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I'm really not too sure what else it could be, Jim.  Maybe one of the other gurus would know.

As the component you are using is a MS Common Control, have you searched the MSDN (online) to see if there is anything at all about lost curors?  http://msdn.microsoft.com/  I'd strongly recommend you have a look.  I'll try and have a look today for you as well.

Stu
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by:JStan
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ok.. ill ck it out..
might take a bit of time..
any other suggestions welcome..
thanx,
jim
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by:JStan
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Well i finally got it..
The richtext spinoff i was using had to be adjusted for win2k.

tx 4 the effort Stuart..
till next time,
jim
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