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Is there another way to get the mouse currently position and status than using WM_ messages, like a function? Lalle

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What''s wrong with WM_ messages? You could always use DirectInput, but somehow I doubt that''s what you want...

I''m not sure if there''s a specific function for it, like there is GetAsyncKeyState(...). Maybe somebody more familiar with the Win32 API could help out?

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Unless you need automatic buffering, using the API is just fine, and DirectInput is just not worth the trouble. Use GetCursorPos to get the mouse''s position in screen coordinates. For example:

  
RECT curr_pos;
GetCursorPos(&curr_pos);

// hwnd is the handle to the main window

ScreenToClient(hwnd, &curr_pos); // convert screen coordinates to window coordinates



As you might expect, there''s also a SetCursorPos.

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