#824 – Setting a Cursor on a Top Level Element

When you set the Cursor property on a FrameworkElement, the cursor is displayed whenever you move the mouse pointer over that element.  This Cursor value will also apply to all descendants of the element.

In the example below, when we set the Cursor in the top-level Window, that cursor is used for all elements contained in the window.

Layout, within the Window:

    <StackPanel>
        <Label Content="Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit"
               Margin="5"
               Background="LightCoral"/>
        <Label Content="Noli habere bovis, vir"
               Margin="5"
               Background="DarkSeaGreen"/>
        <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"
                    HorizontalAlignment="Center">
            <Button Content="Veni, Vidi"
                    Padding="10,5" Margin="10"
                    Click="btnClick_Wait"/>
            <Button Content="Dormivi"
                    Padding="10,5" Margin="10"
                    Click="btnClick_StopWaiting"/>
        </StackPanel>
    </StackPanel>

Code-behind:

    public partial class MainWindow : Window
    {
        public MainWindow()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void btnClick_Wait(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            this.Cursor = Cursors.AppStarting;
        }

        private void btnClick_StopWaiting(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            this.Cursor = Cursors.Arrow;
        }
    }

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About Sean
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

One Response to #824 – Setting a Cursor on a Top Level Element

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