Cursors.Hand Property

 
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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 Shared ReadOnly Property Hand As Cursor

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
    Inherits Button

    Protected Overrides Sub OnMouseHover(ByVal e As System.EventArgs)

        ' Get the font size in Points, add one to the
        ' size, and reset the button's font to the larger
        ' size.
        Dim fontSize As Single = Font.SizeInPoints
        fontSize += 1
        Dim buttonSize As System.Drawing.Size = Size
        Me.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.
        MyBase.OnMouseHover(e)
    End Sub

    Protected Overrides Sub OnMouseMove(ByVal e As MouseEventArgs)

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

        ' Call MyBase.OnMouseMove to activate the delegate.
        MyBase.OnMouseMove(e)
    End Sub

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