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Dual Cursors Dj application

daniel aristidou
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Hi guys is there any possible way of creating 2 mouse cursors.
I want to create a dj application that allows two mouses so you can syncronize certain taks such as "scratching"
1 cursor would be controlled by the mouse hardware and the other by a touchpad
Jan 25 '08 #1
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debasisdas
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2 mouse cursors ???

and by the way what is this "scratching" ???
Jan 25 '08 #2

daniel aristidou
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Yes two mouse cursors 1 controled by mouse hardware and the other by a touchpad...
and by the way what is this "scratching" ???
Scratching is a term used for when a dj uses the turntable and creates scratchlikesounds
Im looking for a solution in vb08
Jan 25 '08 #3

VACEPROGRAMER
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I haven't try in VB 2008 but i think you can. But the second mouse will be a Image (like cursor)

Vace - virus
Jan 25 '08 #4

daniel aristidou
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I haven't try in VB 2008 but i think you can. But the second mouse will be a Image (like cursor)
it still has to be controlled by a touchpad only and not the mouse......
Jan 26 '08 #5

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Speaking from complete ignorance of course, I don't think it's possible - at least from VB. As far as I'm aware, any drivers will combine the inputs so that any software further "down the chain" will see the touchpad and the mouse as a single device.

I believe this is more of a Windows than a Visual Basic question. You might try a Google search for things like "multiple mousepointers in Windows" (or something).
Jan 27 '08 #6

daniel aristidou
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I believe this is more of a Windows than a Visual Basic question. You might try a Google search for things like "multiple mousepointers in Windows" (or something).
Thanks killer......
ill Post back if i find anything
Jan 27 '08 #7

daniel aristidou
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Thanks killer......
ill Post back if i find anything
KK i did find Something.....
Click here to download an sdk package
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
Jan 27 '08 #8

Ali Rizwan
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I don't think this can be possible.
But you can use one mouse cursor and other one an image. which u can control by keyboard and i also not sure that u can use touch pad for this purpose because OS will take touch pad as a pointing device and used that to control mouse cursor too.

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Jan 27 '08 #9

daniel aristidou
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I don't think this can be possible.
It is possible and if you download the sdk pack i hyperlinked you are enabled in making a multipointer application by using certain code......
Jan 27 '08 #10

Ali Rizwan
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It is possible and if you download the sdk pack i hyperlinked you are enabled in making a multipointer application by using certain code......
Yeah i need to change my line it is possible to do so i have checked the link.
Whatever try if you succeed to do this plz share with us.

Regards
>> ALI <<
Jan 27 '08 #11

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The multipoint thing sounds pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.

I am still a little concerned, though. It only says that it allows connection of multiple mice to one computer. It does not say that they will have separate pointers on the display. It might simply allow multiple users to fight over the mousepointer. I've already seen this on a notebook with connected mouse and built-in touchpad. It can be amusing, but wouldn't resolve your issue.

Please let us know what you find out.

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The more I think about it, the more difficult it seems it would be to integrate something like this into the VB application. For instance, all the mouse-related event procedures receive a fixed bunch of parameters. None of these (obviously) indicate "which mouse". As usual of course, I speak from a VB6 perspective. Things may be more flexible in later versions.

As you may have noticed, I'm somewhat reluctant to pronounce things totally impossible. I consider it a bit arrogant (like saying "trust me, I know everything, and it cannot be done!") and it usually ends up being proven wrong.
Jan 28 '08 #12

VACEPROGRAMER
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Ok. Maybe he can't whit touchpad but i got a excelen codes for his applications.
I will give all the my codes so you can make the priogram(usaly i don't wana somewhone to edit my codes because they are very "how to say -> hard")

*VACE*
Feb 2 '08 #13

daniel aristidou
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Well killer...im still not sure about vb6 but the Sdk..allows me to do it in...C# 08
But only from mice.....not from touchpads... How unfortunate
Feb 2 '08 #14

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Well killer...im still not sure about vb6 but the Sdk..allows me to do it in...C# 08
But only from mice.....not from touchpads... How unfortunate
Two separate mousepointers? Sounds like tons of fun, anyway. :)
Feb 2 '08 #15

daniel aristidou
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Two separate mousepointers? Sounds like tons of fun, anyway. :)
Sure is.....
Absolutely greatfun
Feb 2 '08 #16

Robbie
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Has anyone thought about using a joystick or gamepad as the input for a 'second pointer'? You can certainly access the mouse (or touchpad, etc) and joystick (or gamepad, etc) separately.
Feb 2 '08 #17

daniel aristidou
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Has anyone thought about using a joystick or gamepad as the input for a 'second pointer'? You can certainly access the mouse (or touchpad, etc) and joystick (or gamepad, etc) separately.
I'm sure some people have....whether they got the time and patience is another matter
Feb 3 '08 #18

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I've actually thought about this in the past and how to do it. As someone pointed out, multiple mice might just be registered as one, so first thing you'd want to do is figure out a way to seperate them, maybe by their index, or the port they enter or something(this would probably be the hardest part) now once you did that, you'd just have to draw a mouse curser on the screen. best way Id say to do this is just to use a form, with an image of a mouse on it, then make the form invisible(set the form color to like purple then set the form invisible setting to that) then do a little research on how to move the mouse and send clicks. Moving the mouse is quite easy, its just been away, but its like cursor.X or something like that..
May 10 '09 #19

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Maybe it's possible, but it will be hard in vb6. You can use USB mouse and recive the mouse movments from USB port, but then you should know how USB protocol is working. Why don't you google it.
Jun 1 '09 #20

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