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Applications such as Paint programs use functions from the Windows API (Application Programming Interface) to retrieve Mouse coordinates that in turn help the user design and paint their picture. This article shows by example how to use the Windows API GetCursorPos() function to retrieve the mouse coordinates from Visual Basic.
The GetCursorPos() function returns a structure that contains the current position of the caret. To call the GetCursorPos() function from Visual Basic, you have to set up a Type structure. This is shown in the following example.
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Article ID: 114777 - Last Review: October 29, 2003 - Revision: 2.0
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