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Posted on 2004-08-31
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There seem to be a glitch when you run a VB6 app in WinXp. The glitch is with the Mouseicon/pointer in a picturebox. It seems to default to the "IBeam" pointer, regardless which pointer that was selected in the program. Any workaround?
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by:David Lee
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I don't think it's XP.  I'm on XP and can mouse over a PictureBox and change the pointer without a problem.
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by:inorse
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The problem doesn't occur when I run the app in Win98.

The pointer is supposed to change to a "crosshair" pointer when the mouse is over the picture box.
It has been hard coded to to so. Instead, It automatically switches to the "IBeam" pointer.

I know there is a glitch somewhere, because if I go to change the pointer inside the Control Panel - Mouse,
and change the default pointer to a "Crosshair" there, the VB6 app seems to be working fine. However, that
is only until I restart the PC...

Is there any way I can programmatically manipulate the shell/regisitry setting?
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by:inorse
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I may have stumbled across the answer myself:

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 201588
BUG: Custom Mouse Pointer Changes Back to Default

I don't feel like putting code in the mousemove event that coerces the mousepointer setting to display a "crosshair".
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I'm glad you found the article.  The test I performed before posting my first response set the mousepointer in the MouseMove event.  Yes, you can manipulate the shell and the registry from within VB.  Probably the easiest way to do that is to use the WshShell object.  Add a reference in your project to Windows Script Host Object Model.  Create a variable of type WshShell.  You can then use the RegRead and RegWrite methods to manipulate the registry.
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