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Cursors.Hand Property

Gets the hand cursor, typically used when hovering over a Web link.

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

public static Cursor Hand { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Cursor
The Cursor that represents the hand cursor.

The following code example demonstrates how to override the Control.OnMouseHover method in a derived class and using the Hand property. 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:

	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.

	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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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