Change mouse cursor when over web link

Posted on 2003-03-20
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Last Modified: 2010-05-01
I have an underlined label on a form indicating a web link and using the Label_MouseMove to change the mouse pointer then the Form_MouseMove to restore the Mouse Pointer to Default, but I don’t know what VB constant to use to change the Mouse Pointer to get the right look. I’m trying to mimic Windows Cursor hand when you hover over a web link.
Question by:jhanlon6
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TimCottee earned 500 total points
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Hi jhanlon6,

You are going a slightly complicated way about this. You can do it simply by setting two properties of the label itself:

.MousePointer = 99 ' Custom
.MouseIcon = <Path and filename of the icon you wish to use>

This way VB will automatically change the displayed mouse pointer when you are over the control, you do not have to worry about it yourself.


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ID: 8173743

Sorry took so long to respond, had to dig out the icon. Works like a charm, thanks.

Jack Hanlon

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