Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Can't See Cursor with Dark Background

Posted on 2002-06-11
3
225 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
    We sometimes use a dark blue BackColor and white ForeColor for text boxes, and it looks nice. The problem is that the cursor is black, and we can't see the dratted thing.
 
     I know all about MousePointer = 99 and and MouseIcon, and hope there is a simpler way than that. All we need to do is have the cursor be the same color as the foreground.
 
     While we're at it, I'd like the cursor to be horizontal rather than vertical.
 
     If there's a way to do it, I can't find it.
0
Comment
Question by:GebhartBob
3 Comments
 
LVL 143

Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 7072090
You know MousePointer and MouseIcon, which is the only way (unless you want to do the same thing using API). You cannot change the color or form of the cursor without using either the standard format or a .cur file containing the images...

CHeers
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
vbDoc earned 100 total points
ID: 7073057
Did a search on Google and found an article on changing colors for cursors. http://www.codeguru.com/bitmap/cleanpal.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:GebhartBob
ID: 7073442
    Thanks very much for steering me to that article. It seems weird that you have to go to such lengths when you have a dark background for text, but at least there's a way.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How does CurrentUser work? 10 38
Modifying Conditional Format from VBA code 3 60
How to make an ADE file by code? 11 94
MS Access 03, TransferText, decimal places 8 78
Enums (shorthand for ‘enumerations’) are not often used by programmers but they can be quite valuable when they are.  What are they? An Enum is just a type of variable like a string or an Integer, but in this case one that you create that contains…
You can of course define an array to hold data that is of a particular type like an array of Strings to hold customer names or an array of Doubles to hold customer sales, but what do you do if you want to coordinate that data? This article describes…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…

861 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question