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How to get the x and y coordinates of the cursor

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I have  VB code which will get me the cursor x and y coordinates. I have used the user32.dll to fetch the coordinates. Here is that code...

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Private Declare Sub GetCursorPos Lib "user32.dll" (lpPoint As POINTAPI)

Private Type POINTAPI
X As Integer
Y As Integer
End Type
Private mPosition As POINTAPI

Call GetCursorPos(mPosition)
msgbox mPosition.X
msgbox mPosition.Y
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Now I need the same code to be executed in a vbs file ie., as a VBScript file. Can anyone tell me how to use windows api in vbs file and give me the vbs code for the above situation.

Question 1. I get the x and y coordinates when I run the code in VB 6.0, but a reference memory error is also poping up and closing VB.

Question 2. I need a vb script code which on executing the vbs file should give me the coordinates.



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by:mladenovicz
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It should be sthg like this

  X = window.event.clientX
  Y = window.event.clientY

You should put htis in function and caal it on mousemove event
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by:Carl Tawn
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You can't use API's directly in VBScript, the best you can do is create a DLL that wraps the API call and then use that in your VB file.
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by:sangack
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Hi Carl_tawn

Can you help me in building that dll? I am not that much expert in VB.

Great that u can paste the dll code or send me to
sanjaykumar.b@gmail.com

Sanjay
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I don't think you can access the getcursor api in vbscript. You will have to write a DLL to do that.

Create a new active x dll and paste the following code in it : ( Make the projectname : CURSOR and call the class POSITIONS )

Private Type POINTAPI
    X As Long
    Y As Long
End Type

Private Declare Function GetCursorPos Lib "user32" (lpPoint As POINTAPI) As Long

Dim MPOS As POINTAPI

Public Property Get X() As Long
    X = MPOS.X
End Property

Public Property Get Y() As Long
    Y = MPOS.Y
End Property

Private Sub Class_Initialize()
    Call GetCursorPos(MPOS)
End Sub

Now compile the DLL and place it in your system32 directory and register it.

You can now access it through vbscript by typing :

Dim POS
Set POS = Wscript.CreateObject("CURSOR.POSITION")
Wscript.echo "Position of X =" & POS.X
Wscript.echo "Position of Y =" & POS.Y
Set POS = Nothing
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by:aelatik
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I can email the compiled dll i you like ?
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by:sangack
ID: 11988438
aelatik

You soultion is great. It works fine.
But there is one small modification. Object should be created as ("CURSOR.POSITIONS")

Another Doubt in it. While executing the same it gives the mouse coordinates, but I need the coordinates of the current focus area in the screen.

For Example, in the desktop if a folder is selected ie., highlighted I need the coordinates of the highlighted folder rather than my mouse coordinates.

Hope you can understand.
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by:sangack
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aelatik

I have posted a Question with title " Is there any API which gives the current focus area's coordinates? "  under "Languages" Topic.

Hope you can help me in that .

Sanjay Kumar
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