Does anyone know of a source of mouse functions for a console application in the visual C++.net developement environment package?
Thanks,
Ross

I don't know about .NET, but the Win32 functions are all listed here: Console Functions (MSDN).

You will need to enable mouse input with SetConsoleMode.
You can read it using ReadConsoleInput.

Use GetStdHandle to get a windows handle for the console input.
Use GetNumberOfConsoleInputEvents to poll for any console input, or use the console input handle with one of the wait functions.

Hope this helps.

[EDIT] Alas, AD, the cursor info is for the little blinking square or underline in the output console display.

[EDIT] Alas, AD, the cursor info is for the little blinking square or underline in the output console display.

Ah yes -- that only sets the size of that blinking cursor. Need to call ReadConsoleInput() to retrieve the mouse events.

Here are some example console programs. I have not used to code for a few years, but since its win32 api functions I suppose the programs will work with modern compilers.

Unfortunately none of the samples have mouse functions.
Ross

The cost of MSDN is way more than a hobby programmer can justify

Those links don't work for you?

[EDIT]
Don't you dare put words in my mouth. If you want to edit your own posts again have fun.

Those links don't work for you?

Don't you dare put words in my mouth. If you want to edit your own posts again have fun.

I agree completely and apologize for that error. I meant to quote your post, not edit it. I removed my post and put it below.

MSDN is FREE for god's sake. www.microsoft.com But I suspect you are talking about the subscriptions which have huge annual fees.

Ah, I understand what happened.

Sorry RossSCann, I thought you had done the edit. (And I had flagged the post as "bad".)

Ah, I understand what happened.

Sorry RossSCann, I thought you had done the edit. (And I had flagged the post as "bad".)

I took care of that too. :)

You rock AD! :cool: