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Chapter 11. Deeper into Lingo > Using cursor commands

Using cursor commands

Another tool in your bag of tricks is the cursor. Not only can you tap into the standard cursor set of the computer, but you can design (or procure) and use custom cursors for that extra-professional look. Furthermore, you can associate specific cursors with individual sprites (which is a good way to prompt the user for specific actions). You can even hide the cursor, for those occasions when you want the user to do nothing.

Calling all cursors…

Director documentation lists five built-in cursors, but there are actually quite a few available. The following illustrations show the standard set and the set listed in the Director resources (as shown by ResEdit). Each of these cursors has a distinctive ID number; to use a cursor, you must invoke its ID number in a line of Lingo script.


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