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Showing hourglass cursor for entire screen, not just program window

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bob
Is there anyway to show the hourglass (busy) cursor on the entire
monitor screen, not just when the cursor is within the current
program's window?

Thanks

Jun 13 '06 #1
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bo*@datasync.com wrote:
Is there anyway to show the hourglass (busy) cursor on the entire
monitor screen, not just when the cursor is within the current
program's window?


No. The most you can do is

System.Windows.Forms.Cursor.Current =
System.Windows.Forms.Cursors.WaitCursor

This makes sense, because in a multitasking OS, your app being busy
does not stop other apps working.

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Larry Lard
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Jun 14 '06 #2

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bob
Larry,

It seems to make sense, however, under vb6 (which worked with
multitasking Windows also), the object Sceen had a cursor property you
could set, and it applied to the entire screen. The hourglass didn't
affect other programs, it just told you one of them was busy.

Larry Lard wrote:
bo*@datasync.com wrote:
Is there anyway to show the hourglass (busy) cursor on the entire
monitor screen, not just when the cursor is within the current
program's window?


No. The most you can do is

System.Windows.Forms.Cursor.Current =
System.Windows.Forms.Cursors.WaitCursor

This makes sense, because in a multitasking OS, your app being busy
does not stop other apps working.

--
Larry Lard
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Jun 14 '06 #3

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bo*@datasync.com wrote:
Larry,

It seems to make sense, however, under vb6 (which worked with
multitasking Windows also), the object Sceen had a cursor property you
could set,
Yes...
and it applied to the entire screen.


Sadly my memory fails to remind me definitively whether it ever did
this; however, certainly under Windows XP, it doesn't.

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Larry Lard
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Jun 14 '06 #4

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