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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
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