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Control.OnMouseHover Method

Raises the MouseHover event.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

protected virtual void OnMouseHover(
	EventArgs e
)

Parameters

e
Type: System.EventArgs

An EventArgs that contains the event data.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Raising an Event.

The OnMouseHover method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors:

When overriding OnMouseHover in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnMouseHover method so that registered delegates receive the event.

The following code example demonstrates how to override the OnMouseHover and OnMouseMove methods in a derived class. To run the example, paste the following code in a new form and paste this class, forming the same file, after the form. Add a button of type FunButton to the form.

public class FunButton:
	Button

{
	protected override void OnMouseHover(System.EventArgs e)
	{

		// Get the font size in Points, add one to the 
		// size, and reset the button's font to the larger 
		// size. 
		float fontSize = Font.SizeInPoints;
		fontSize += 1;
		System.Drawing.Size buttonSize = Size;
		this.Font = new System.Drawing.Font(
			Font.FontFamily, fontSize, Font.Style);

		// Increase the size width and height of the button  
		// by 5 points each.
		Size = new System.Drawing.Size(Size.Width+5, Size.Height+5);

		// Call myBase.OnMouseHover to activate the delegate. 
		base.OnMouseHover(e);
	}

	protected override void OnMouseMove(MouseEventArgs e)
	{

		// Make the cursor the Hand cursor when the mouse moves  
		// over the button.
		Cursor = Cursors.Hand;

		// Call MyBase.OnMouseMove to activate the delegate. 
		base.OnMouseMove(e);
	}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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