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May 10, 2005 4:08:01 PM

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Is there Windows script that can move the mouse pointer. I have this in
some Word macros. I'd like to access the same capability in .vbs files.

Thanks.
Larry
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May 11, 2005 2:20:09 AM

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Larry wrote:
> Is there Windows script that can move the mouse pointer. I have this in
> some Word macros. I'd like to access the same capability in .vbs files.

In VB it is possible to call the mouse APIs and do this (set mouse
position). Not sure how VBS compares to VB but maybe it's possible too.
I can send you the code if you think it'd work (if VBS can use ActiveX
programs, then maybe it would be easier for me to make you the ActiveX
that will let you control the mouse directly... want?).

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And the moon is full, completely."
May 11, 2005 7:00:33 AM

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I simply want to put code in a .vbs file that will move the mouse to a
corner of the screen. This is for .vbs files that open Explorer
windows, and I want to get the mouse out of the way.

You could just put the code in your e-mail reply.

I don't know ActiveX. How is it installed? What application does it
run from?


Thanks,
Larry



"Jure Sah" <jure.sah@guest.arnes.si> wrote in message
news:YH8ge.12048$F6.2449918@news.siol.net...
> Larry wrote:
> > Is there Windows script that can move the mouse pointer. I have
this in
> > some Word macros. I'd like to access the same capability in .vbs
files.
>
> In VB it is possible to call the mouse APIs and do this (set mouse
> position). Not sure how VBS compares to VB but maybe it's possible
too.
> I can send you the code if you think it'd work (if VBS can use ActiveX
> programs, then maybe it would be easier for me to make you the ActiveX
> that will let you control the mouse directly... want?).
>
> --
> Model: INFJ
> Primary function: Coprocessor
> Secondary function: Cluster commander
>
> "Even a child who is pure at heart
> And does his homework neatly
> May become a wolf when the wolfsbane blooms
> And the moon is full, completely."
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Anonymous
May 11, 2005 5:32:53 PM

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Larry wrote:
> I simply want to put code in a .vbs file that will move the mouse to a
> corner of the screen. This is for .vbs files that open Explorer
> windows, and I want to get the mouse out of the way.

Could you rather just change the mouse pointer icon to something
invisible? That should be much easier to do!

> You could just put the code in your e-mail reply.

I will look for it and post it to you when I find it. Just I must warn
you it probably isn't very small or simple.

> I don't know ActiveX. How is it installed? What application does it
> run from?

ActiveX are like DLL files, you copy them allong with your other files
and reffer to them in your own programs as if you were calling a command
from your own program. (If this all is from the interenet, there is a
Microsoft way to install them with the browser giving the user a
question if he wants to and clicking yes will do it automatically, but
it is a bit complicated IMHO). ActiveX files have to be added to the
registry to be installed (the program "regsvr32" found in the windows
directory should be used to do that, namely "regsvr32 /s
NameOfYourActiveX.ocx" to install and "regsvr32 /s /u
NameOfYourActiveX.ocx" to uninstall). ActiveX are binaries like EXE
files they don't run from anything they just run.

Is that acceptable?

--
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Primary function: Coprocessor
Secondary function: Cluster commander

"Even a child who is pure at heart
And does his homework neatly
May become a wolf when the wolfsbane blooms
And the moon is full, completely."
Anonymous
May 11, 2005 8:48:00 PM

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A word of caution when excepting code from any outside source, especially if
that source is unknown. In no way am I saying that Jure Sah has any ill
intentions, yet any code accepted should be scrutinized first. This
recommendation should be taken literally for any source code no matter who it is
from, whether it be someone well known or not.

--

Brian A. Sesko
{ MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm




"Larry" <larry328NOSPAM@att.net> wrote in message
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> Is there Windows script that can move the mouse pointer. I have this in
> some Word macros. I'd like to access the same capability in .vbs files.
>
> Thanks.
> Larry
>
>
May 11, 2005 11:44:10 PM

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Well, isn't that a further reason that a .vbs file, rather than an
ActiveX plugin or whatever, would be a much simpler way of doing this?




"Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
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> A word of caution when excepting code from any outside source,
especially if
> that source is unknown. In no way am I saying that Jure Sah has any
ill
> intentions, yet any code accepted should be scrutinized first. This
> recommendation should be taken literally for any source code no matter
who it is
> from, whether it be someone well known or not.
>
> --
>
> Brian A. Sesko
> { MS MVP_Shell/User }
> Conflicts start where information lacks.
> http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
>
>
> "Larry" <larry328NOSPAM@att.net> wrote in message
> news:%23q38YtXVFHA.3572@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > Is there Windows script that can move the mouse pointer. I have
this in
> > some Word macros. I'd like to access the same capability in .vbs
files.
> >
> > Thanks.
> > Larry
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
May 12, 2005 4:28:04 PM

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You are assuming that VBS code is easier to check than other forms of code,
which may generally be the case, or may specifically apply to you, but does
not in any way diminish the importance of the warning about using code from
uncertain sources.

VBS code, if it could accomplish this task, would be so opaque that it would
need a very experienced programmer to be sure that it was doing what it was
supposed to do.

The problem is that someone might see Jure Sah's offer and take the
opportunity to impersonate him just to see if they can induce you into
executing some malicious code.
--
Jeff Richards
MS MVP (Windows - Shell/User)
"Larry" <larry328NOSPAM@att.net> wrote in message
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> Well, isn't that a further reason that a .vbs file, rather than an
> ActiveX plugin or whatever, would be a much simpler way of doing this?
>
> "Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
> news:o $GlUMnVFHA.928@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> A word of caution when excepting code from any outside source,
> especially if
>> that source is unknown. In no way am I saying that Jure Sah has any
> ill
>> intentions, yet any code accepted should be scrutinized first. This
>> recommendation should be taken literally for any source code no matter
> who it is
>> from, whether it be someone well known or not.
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