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Cursor.Clip Property

Gets or sets the bounds that represent the clipping rectangle for the cursor.

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

public static Rectangle Clip { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle
The Rectangle that represents the clipping rectangle for the Cursor, in screen coordinates.

A clipped cursor is allowed to move only within its clipping rectangle. Generally, the system allows this only if the mouse is currently captured. If the cursor is not currently clipped, the resulting rectangle contains the dimensions of the entire screen.

The following code example creates a cursor from the Current cursor's Handle, changes its position and clipping rectangle. The result is the cursor will move up and to the left 50 pixels from where it is when the code is executed. Additionally, the cursor's clipping rectangle is changed to the bounds of the form (by default it is the user's whole screen). This example requires that you have a Form and a Button to call this code when it is clicked.

private void MoveCursor()
{
   // Set the Current cursor, move the cursor's Position, 
   // and set its clipping rectangle to the form.  

   this.Cursor = new Cursor(Cursor.Current.Handle);
   Cursor.Position = new Point(Cursor.Position.X - 50, Cursor.Position.Y - 50);
   Cursor.Clip = new Rectangle(this.Location, this.Size);
}

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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