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In Microsoft Excel 2000, you can use the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Cursor property to control the appearance of the mouse pointer while a macro is running. In versions of Excel earlier than 7.0, you do not have the ability to change the way the mouse pointer is displayed.
You can use the Cursor property to display the mouse pointer as an arrow, an hourglass, an I-beam (displayed when editing text), and the default pointer. The following built-in constants correspond to each of the available cursor shapes:
Note that when you type the constant for the I-beam pointer, the letter that follows the "xl" prefix is an "I" (for I-beam).
xlNorthwestArrow The northwest-arrow pointer xlWait The hourglass pointer xlIBeam The I-beam pointer xlNormal The default pointer
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Cursor Property ExampleType or paste the following code in a Visual Basic module sheet to illustrate the various mouse pointer shapes:
Note that because the Cursor property is not automatically reset when the macro stops running, you need to reset the mouse pointer by setting the Cursor property to the xlNormal value before your macro stops.
For more information about the Cursor property, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type cursor property in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
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