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Cursor Disappears on Windows Forms (.Net 1.1)

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I posted this in dotnet.framework.windowsforms and haven't received a reply.
Hopefully someone here can help.

I have a windows form (.Net 1.1) with a text box and some combo boxes on it.
The comboboxes auto drop down when they receive focus. Here's the problem:
When you start typing in the text box the cursor disappears (this appears to
be standard windows behavior). When you hit tab and the first combo box
receives focus the cursor will not show on the windows form. You can move
your mouse outside the bounds of the form and your mouse cursor will show but
not on top of the windows form. You can even move it up and down on the combo
box that is open (because of the auto drop down) and you'll see the blue
focus bar move up and down. You just can't see the cursor. Once you click or
something the cursor comes back. Does anyone know how to force the cursor to
show back up? I've tried a show cursor windows API without success. Any help
would be appreciated.

I created a demo project to show what I'm talking about. You can download it
at http://www.HedgesTechnologies.com/Do...CursorTest.zip.

Thanks!
Jason Hedges
ja***@hedgestechnologies.com

Jan 24 '06 #1
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I am having the same problem. Have you found a solution yet?

Thanks,
Randy Hammond

"Jason J. Hedges" wrote:
I posted this in dotnet.framework.windowsforms and haven't received a reply.
Hopefully someone here can help.

I have a windows form (.Net 1.1) with a text box and some combo boxes on it.
The comboboxes auto drop down when they receive focus. Here's the problem:
When you start typing in the text box the cursor disappears (this appears to
be standard windows behavior). When you hit tab and the first combo box
receives focus the cursor will not show on the windows form. You can move
your mouse outside the bounds of the form and your mouse cursor will show but
not on top of the windows form. You can even move it up and down on the combo
box that is open (because of the auto drop down) and you'll see the blue
focus bar move up and down. You just can't see the cursor. Once you click or
something the cursor comes back. Does anyone know how to force the cursor to
show back up? I've tried a show cursor windows API without success. Any help
would be appreciated.

I created a demo project to show what I'm talking about. You can download it
at http://www.HedgesTechnologies.com/Do...CursorTest.zip.

Thanks!
Jason Hedges
ja***@hedgestechnologies.com

Mar 13 '06 #2

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