CursorVisible Property

Console::CursorVisible Property

 

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the cursor is visible.

Namespace:   System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public:
property bool CursorVisible {
	static bool get();
	static void set(bool value);
}

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean

true if the cursor is visible; otherwise, false.

Exception Condition
SecurityException

The user does not have permission to perform this action.

IOException

An I/O error occurred.

Win9xFamily

The effect of a set operation persists until the termination of the application that performs the operation. The cursor visibility reverts to its original value after the application terminates.

This example demonstrates the CursorVisible property. The example makes the cursor visible if the first column of input is a '+' character or invisible if the input is a '-' character.

// This example demonstrates the Console.CursorVisible property.
using namespace System;

int main()
{
   String^ m1 = "\nThe cursor is {0}.\nType any text then press Enter. "
   "Type '+' in the first column to show \n"
   "the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, "
   "or lowercase 'x' to quit:";
   String^ s;
   bool saveCursorVisibile;
   int saveCursorSize;

   //
   Console::CursorVisible = true; // Initialize the cursor to visible.
   saveCursorVisibile = Console::CursorVisible;
   saveCursorSize = Console::CursorSize;
   Console::CursorSize = 100; // Emphasize the cursor.
   for ( ; ;  )
   {
      Console::WriteLine( m1, ((Console::CursorVisible == true) ? (String^)"VISIBLE" : "HIDDEN") );
      s = Console::ReadLine();
      if ( String::IsNullOrEmpty( s ) == false )
            if ( s[ 0 ] == '+' )
            Console::CursorVisible = true;
      else
      if ( s[ 0 ] == '-' )
            Console::CursorVisible = false;
      else
      if ( s[ 0 ] == 'x' )
            break;

   }
   Console::CursorVisible = saveCursorVisibile;
   Console::CursorSize = saveCursorSize;
}

/*
This example produces the following results. Note that these results
cannot depict cursor visibility. You must run the example to see the 
cursor behavior:

The cursor is VISIBLE.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
The quick brown fox

The cursor is VISIBLE.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
-

The cursor is HIDDEN.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
jumps over

The cursor is HIDDEN.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
+

The cursor is VISIBLE.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
the lazy dog.

The cursor is VISIBLE.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
x

*/

UIPermission

for modifying safe top-level windows and subwindows. Associated enumeration: UIPermissionWindow::SafeTopLevelWindows

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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