mouse cursors and clear screen

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    Registered User JTtheCPPgod's Avatar
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    mouse cursors and clear screen

    Whenever I clear the screen in C++, a mouse cursor pops up. Now there's nothing especially wrong with this, but theres also nothing especially right either. It doesn't do anything but be there and is really quite and annoyance. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of it? Email me the answer please...

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    Probably depends on your operating system and compiler. If you are using Windows and a Windows compiler, I think SetCursor is the function to look up. If you use anything else, please post the version.

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    include <windows.h>
    _setcursortype(_NOCURSOR)

    you may have to check the syntax case, but thats the call to use to disable the cursor.
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    Originally posted by iain
    include <windows.h>
    _setcursortype(_NOCURSOR)

    you may have to check the syntax case, but thats the call to use to disable the cursor.
    Hmmm, you'll have to understand that I am only an aspiring C++ god. What's syntax case?

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    No that's conio.c. Actually, the Windows version, SetConsoleCursorInfo(int) is wrapped inside _setcursortype!

    See:

    void _setcursortype(int _type) {
    CONSOLE_CURSOR_INFO Info;
    Info.bVisible = TRUE;
    if (_type == _NOCURSOR)
    Info.bVisible = FALSE;
    else if (_type == _SOLIDCURSOR)
    Info.dwSize = 100;
    else if (_type == _NORMALCURSOR)
    Info.dwSize = 1;
    SetConsoleCursorInfo (GetStdHandle (STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE), &Info);
    }

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