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Moving mouse to position (X,Y) on screen

Posted on 2008-06-15
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I have some trouble getting the mouse to point at a specific position (X,Y) on the screen. I tried using this, but haven't found a solution that works in vb.net (i use Visual Studio 2005)

 Private Declare Function ClientToScreen Lib "user32" _
    (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpPoint As POINTAPI) As Long
    Private Declare Function SetCursorPos Lib "user32" _
    (ByVal x As Long, ByVal y As Long) As Long

Any thoughts ?
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Question by:soriega
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torimar earned 125 total points
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I couldn't make sure that this will work as I don't have VB.Net installed, but you may try.

Note:
MoveMouse (X,Y) will either refer to an absolute screen position, or to the difference between the target position and the current cursor position. I'm afraid I can't guess which.




Declare Auto Function mouse_event Lib "user32.dll" (ByVal dwflags As Integer, ByVal dx As Integer, ByVal dy As Integer, ByVal dwData As Integer, ByVal dwExtraInfo As Integer) As Integer
 
Public Const MOUSEEVENTF_MOVE = &H1
 
Public Sub MoveMouse(ByVal xMove As Integer, ByVal yMove As Integer)
mouse_event(MOUSEEVENTF_MOVE, xMove, yMove, 0, 0)
End Sub

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by:Mike Tomlinson
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You don't need to use the WinAPIs for this...

Just use:

    Cursor.Position = New Point(500, 350)
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