setting MousePosition

hi

in a scrollable control i want to press the right mousebutton and while moving the mouse the autoscrollposition changes. (its actually the same than dragging the scrollbars with the left mousebutton)
this works so far. but now i want the mousecursor to stay where it is and only the control to be scrolled. (its the same navigation, that map-oriented role-games use)

or:

how can i SET the MousePosition?

thanks!
windsofchangeAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

_TAD_Commented:


MousePosition.X = ##;
MousePosition.Y = ##;


But I don't think this will really help you
_TAD_Commented:


I guess what I mean is that if you are clicking and dragging a control, then I am pretty sure that the control is linked to the mouse position.  If you want to have the mose position constant then I think you may not get your desired affect.


However, you could have the mouse snap back to its original position after the move... This would allow you to move your control, and then as soon as you are done the mouse would return to the place where it started
TonylmillerCommented:
How about if you use the MouseButtons property to determine when the right button is pressed, and make the mouse pointer invisible during that time?  This way, it is moving but they would not see it so it would not be a distraction.  Then when the button is released, make it visible again.

Good luck,

Tony
Become a CompTIA Certified Healthcare IT Tech

This course will help prep you to earn the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification showing that you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in installing, managing, and troubleshooting IT systems in medical and clinical settings.

TonylmillerCommented:
I think you can only "get" MousePosition.  Can you also "set" it?
_TAD_Commented:



Ack!  intellisense lied to me.  :-(



Here... run this code:


            private void Form1_MouseMove(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs e)
            {
                  Cursor.Position = new Point(Cursor.Position.X - 50, Cursor.Position.Y - 50);
            }

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
_TAD_Commented:


I think what you may want to do is hide the cursor (or mouse ICON), and then let the user move it around at will... then at the end, just before you show it you put it back to it's original position.
TonylmillerCommented:
TAD:

Great idea!  I wish I'd thought of that!

:-)

Tony
windsofchangeAuthor Commented:
thanks!
thats what i was looking for (didnt think of looking in the Cursor props)
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
C#

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.