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Chapter 3. Getting Interactive > Changing the Cursor

Changing the Cursor

As you've no doubt seen in any modern application, the mouse cursor, or pointer, changes to provide visual cues to the user of the application. In Director, you can change the cursor whenever you need to with a little Lingo and, as mentioned previously, you can use the system cursors or custom cursors of your own design.

To change the mouse cursor from the standard arrow to one of the system cursors you use the cursor command, which actually has two forms. It is both a method and a sprite property. By issuing the general _player.cursor() method the cursor will change throughout the application. By using the cursor property of a sprite, the cursor will change on that sprite only. This is the form you want to use for buttons.


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