472,985 Members | 2,803 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
Post Job

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Join Bytes to post your question to a community of 472,985 software developers and data experts.

Having more than one mouse on screen and moving separately?

I have 6 small touch screens that are connected to my pc to a special video
card. The video driver splits up my screen in six sections, 3 across the top
and 3 across the bottom. They are all even size. Now the video card displays
a section of my screen to the corresponding touch screen. I have a separate
app that release the touch(mouse) location on the small touch screen back to
my main pc and moves the mouse to the appropriate location on my desk top in
one of the six sections.

The problem I have is when you person is using one screen that ties up the
mouse, so someone else has to wait till the first person is finished using
one of the screens before they can use another screen. Otherwise they are
going to be fighting over the mouse.

I am going to be rewriting this app(driver) from vb6 to vb.net 2.0. I would
like to add some better functionality to this why I do this. I would like to
have each one of the 6 sections have their own mouse(virtual maybe) so each
touch pad could control its own mouse. So more than one person can use the
app on the computer at the same time and not have to fight over the mouse.

Can you have more than one mouse on your computer and operated independently?

If so anybody have any suggestions on how to do this?

If not, can I make some kind of virtual mouse(form with icons) and duplicate
mouse clicks and drag options?

Any suggestions?

May 14 '07 #1
0 1507

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

by: MAY | last post by:
hi, How to get the current mouse position on the screen?? I tried Control.MousePosition.X and Control.MousePosition.Y but fail. Thanks! MAY
by: Carlos García-Carazo | last post by:
Hello, I am working on a C# application for an industrial machine, using Windows Forms, where the user could look at the screen from a 90 degree rotated position, like he could turn the monitor...
by: Benny Raymond | last post by:
In my attempt to make a macro recording program where i can then playback mouse movements i'm running into a big problem: I'm trying to simulate the movement of the mouse to a point on the...
by: Emjay | last post by:
Newbie needs to know how to set the mouse position.
by: John Dann | last post by:
This question has arisen from an earlier thread but is really a separate issue: I have a VB.Net listbox control on a form. I want to be able to do 2 things with items displayed within the one...
by: Boni | last post by:
Dear all, A mouse click on some object in my application should select this object, where mouse down should start moving until mouse up. But, when I press mouse down small move always happens. I...
by: Roger Withnell | last post by:
How do I recognise when the mouse pointer moves out of the current window? Thanks in anticipation. Posted Via Usenet.com Premium Usenet Newsgroup Services...
by: Narcolessico | last post by:
Hi, I'm writing on Linux an application which needs to move the mouse pointer and simulate button clicks (better: button press and release events separately, e.g. to do drag&drop). I found...
by: mike | last post by:
I have the opportunity to rescue a project that uses a mouse to sense the relative position of a machine. The hardware is built...just needs to be programmed. Stop snickering!!! I didn't do it...I...
by: lllomh | last post by:
Define the method first this.state = { buttonBackgroundColor: 'green', isBlinking: false, // A new status is added to identify whether the button is blinking or not } autoStart=()=>{
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next Access Europe meeting will be on Wednesday 4 Oct 2023 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC+1) and finishing at about 19:15 (7.15PM) The start time is equivalent to 19:00 (7PM) in Central...
by: giovanniandrean | last post by:
The energy model is structured as follows and uses excel sheets to give input data: 1-Utility.py contains all the functions needed to calculate the variables and other minor things (mentions...
by: NeoPa | last post by:
Hello everyone. I find myself stuck trying to find the VBA way to get Access to create a PDF of the currently-selected (and open) object (Form or Report). I know it can be done by selecting :...
by: NeoPa | last post by:
Introduction For this article I'll be using a very simple database which has Form (clsForm) & Report (clsReport) classes that simply handle making the calling Form invisible until the Form, or all...
by: nia12 | last post by:
Hi there, I am very new to Access so apologies if any of this is obvious/not clear. I am creating a data collection tool for health care employees to complete. It consists of a number of...
by: NeoPa | last post by:
Introduction For this article I'll be focusing on the Report (clsReport) class. This simply handles making the calling Form invisible until all of the Reports opened by it have been closed, when it...
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next online meeting of the Access Europe User Group will be on Wednesday 6 Dec 2023 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC) and finishing at about 19:15 (7.15PM). In this month's session, Mike...
by: GKJR | last post by:
Does anyone have a recommendation to build a standalone application to replace an Access database? I have my bookkeeping software I developed in Access that I would like to make available to other...

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.