Thread: Simulating a "Mouse Click"

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    Simulating a "Mouse Click"

    Im trying to find the code for a simple program in C++ that has a timer that makes the cursor "click" (left mouse button) every one minute or so. Is there any way to do this? Also, if there is already software that does this.. please tell me. I dont have any programming knowledge, but i take classes soon.

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    Depends on the operating system you're using.

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    you can
             SetCursorPos(X, Y);
             mouse_event(MOUSEEVENTF_LEFTDOWN, 0, 0, 0, 0);
             mouse_event(MOUSEEVENTF_LEFTUP, 0, 0, 0, 0);
    if u r on Windows
    Nana C++ Library is a GUI framework that designed to be C++ style, cross-platform and easy-to-use.

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    At previous jobs, I've used WinBatch to automate some daily tasks that required some keyboard and mouse input.

    It's waaaaay easier than C++, but I really don't know how hard it would be for a "non-programmer" to learn... It still requires some "programming".... that is, you have to write a sequence of commands, and use variables, maybe some conditional branching, maybe some loops, etc.

    If you can figure it out, and I think you can, WinBatch would be a great introduction to the world of programming.

    FYI - There are no mouse functions in ANSI/ISO standard C++, so this is normally a specialized-advanced topic in the C++ world. Mouse functions are part of the WinAPI and are standard in every Windows C++ compiler.

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