Module: Mouse in Category Microsoft Access : Environment from Total Visual SourceBook

Change the mouse icon in Microsoft Access using VBA. Choose options beyond the DoCmd.Hourglass command.

Procedure Name Type Description
(Declarations) Declarations Declarations and private variables for the modMouse module.
GetMousePointer Procedure Get the current mouse pointer setting.
SetMousePointer Procedure Set the mouse pointer.
' Example of modMouse
' To use this example, create a new module and paste this code into it.
' Then run the procedure by putting the cursor in the procedure and pressing:
'    F5 to run it, or
'    F8 to step through it line-by-line (see the Debug menu for more options)

#If VBA7 Then
  Private Declare PtrSafe Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal lngMilliSeconds As Long)
  Private Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal lngMilliSeconds As Long)
#End If

Private Sub Example_modMouse()
  ' Comments: Example of using the modMouse module to modify the mouse pointer beyond the Hourglass in Access VBA.
  '           Run this procedure and see how it impacts the shape of the mouse when it's hovering over the Access database (not code)

  Dim lngPointer As Long
  Dim intLoop As Integer
  Dim eMousePointer As enmAccessMousePointer

  lngPointer = GetMousePointer
  Debug.Print "Mouse Pointer: " & lngPointer

  For intLoop = 1 To 6
    Select Case intLoop
      Case 1
        eMousePointer = ampBusy
      Case 2
        eMousePointer = ampVerticalResize
      Case 3
        eMousePointer = ampHorizontalResize
      Case 4
        eMousePointer = ampTextSelect
      Case 5
        eMousePointer = ampNormalSelect
      Case 6
        ' Ends with default
        eMousePointer = ampDefault
    End Select

    ' Example of SetMousePointer
    Debug.Print "Changing the Mouse Pointer for 1 second..."
    SetMousePointer eMousePointer
    Debug.Print "Mouse Pointer: " & GetMousePointer

    ' Pause between pointers
    Sleep 1000
  Next intLoop

End Sub

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