Mouse.OverrideCursor Property

Gets or sets the cursor for the entire application.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Input
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public static Cursor OverrideCursor { get; set; }
You cannot set this property in XAML.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Input.Cursor
The override cursor or null if the OverrideCursor is not set.

The Cursor that OverrideCursor is set to will be applied to the whole application.

To clear the override Cursor, set OverrideCursor to null.

Setting OverrideCursor to None will force the mouse cursor not to be displayed, but mouse events are still processed.

The following example shows an event handler for a RadioButton that is used to toggle the scope of a cursor change between a single element and the entire application. If the control that raised the event is the rbScopeElement RadioButton, a flag that denotes the scope of the cursor change is set and OverrideCursor is set to null. If the control that raised the event is the rbScopeApplication RadioButton, a flag that denotes the scope of the cursor change is set and OverrideCursor is set to the Cursor property of the Border control named DisplayArea. For the full source code for this example, see the sample Changing the Cursor Type Sample.

// Determines the scope the new cursor will have. 
// 
// If the RadioButton rbScopeElement is selected, then the cursor 
// will only change on the display element. 
//  
// If the Radiobutton rbScopeApplication is selected, then the cursor 
// will be changed for the entire application 
// 
private void CursorScopeSelected(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    RadioButton source = e.Source as RadioButton;

    if (source != null)
    {
        if (source.Name == "rbScopeElement")
        {
            // Setting the element only scope flag to true
            cursorScopeElementOnly = true;

            // Clearing out the OverrideCursor.  
            Mouse.OverrideCursor = null;

        }
        if (source.Name == "rbScopeApplication")
        {
           // Setting the element only scope flag to false
           cursorScopeElementOnly = false;

           // Forcing the cursor for all elements. 
           Mouse.OverrideCursor = DisplayArea.Cursor;
        }
    }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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
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