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Used to specify the appearance of the pointer.
The Cursors module contains a library of standard mouse cursors that you can access by calling System.Cursors.MouseCursorName. See the Cursors module for the names and descriptions of the available mouse cursors.
The MouseCursor property of a control determines the shape of the mouse pointer when the pointer enters the control's region only if the Application MouseCursor property is Nil. Similarly, the Window class's MouseCursor property determines the shape of the pointer when it enters the region of the window only if the Application class's MouseCursor property is Nil. If the Application class’s MouseCursor property is not Nil, then it controls the shape of the pointer and a window's and any control's MouseCursor property values are ignored.
A MouseCursor can be assigned in the following ways:
- You can use a cursor in the Cursors module.
- You can use the constructor to create a MouseCursor from an image.
The preferred way to create a custom cursor is to use the constructor. Create an image of the cursor and add it to the project file. Pass it to the constructor with the coordinates of the x,y hotspot. The latter is the point used to track the location of the cursor.
On Windows, you can create cursors with a Windows resource editor and then import the .cur files that it creates into your project. Currently, only 16 x 16 monochrome cursors are supported.
The following line changes the pointer to the HandOpen cursor when the mouse enters the region of a Canvas control. The line is in the MouseEnter event handler.