Gets or sets the cursor that displays when the mouse pointer is over this element.
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
When setting this property in XAML, the XAML processor relies on type conversion for the Cursor class to evaluate the string. The provided string should evaluate to a CursorType value. See Cursor for details.
Whether the cursor as established by this property will or will not display when the mouse pointer is over this element is also dependent on the value of the ForceCursor property. Also, event-related considerations such as an active drag, mouse capture, text editing modes within controls, and so on, will also affect the cursor with higher priority than the value you specify in this property.
To revert the behavior of setting this property to the eventual default, set it to null again.
The null default really means that determination of the practical cursor value is deferred here and should be obtained from elsewhere. If presented with no programmatic values from any source, the default cursor over a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application will be an arrow.
Each movement of the mouse over a WPF application raises a QueryCursor event. The event bubbles, and any element along the route has the opportunity to handle the event and to set the value of the cursor via the arguments of this event. If that happens, the fact that the event is handled and has a changed value in the arguments takes precedence over the value of the property at any level, unless ForceCursor is set.
If not creating a custom cursor, typically you set this property to a static property value of the Cursors class.
Available since 3.0