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WM_SETCURSOR message

Sent to a window if the mouse causes the cursor to move within a window and mouse input is not captured.


#define WM_SETCURSOR                    0x0020

Parameters

wParam

A handle to the window that contains the cursor.

lParam

The low-order word of lParam specifies the hit-test code.

The high-order word of lParam specifies the identifier of the mouse message.

Return value

If an application processes this message, it should return TRUE to halt further processing or FALSE to continue.

Remarks

The high-order word of lParam is zero when the window enters menu mode.

The DefWindowProc function passes the WM_SETCURSOR message to a parent window before processing. If the parent window returns TRUE, further processing is halted. Passing the message to a window's parent window gives the parent window control over the cursor's setting in a child window. The DefWindowProc function also uses this message to set the cursor to an arrow if it is not in the client area, or to the registered class cursor if it is in the client area. If the low-order word of the lParam parameter is HTERROR and the high-order word of lParam specifies that one of the mouse buttons is pressed, DefWindowProc calls the MessageBeep function.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Winuser.h (include Windows.h)

See also

Reference
DefWindowProc
HIWORD
LOWORD
Conceptual
Cursors

 

 

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