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The java.awt Package

18.17 java.awt.Cursor (JDK 1.1)

This class represents a mouse cursor. It defines a number of constants, each of which specify one of the supported cursor images. Pass one of these constants to the constructor to create a cursor of the specified type, and call getType() to determine the type of an existing Cursor object.

Since there are only a fixed number of available cursors, the static method getPredefinedCursor() is more efficient than the Cursor() constructor--it maintains a cache of Cursor objects that can be reused. The static getDefaultCursor() method returns the system default cursor.

public class Cursor extends Object implements Serializable {
    // Public Constructor
            public Cursor(int type);
    // Cursor Constants
            public static final int DEFAULT_CURSOR;
            public static final int CROSSHAIR_CURSOR, HAND_CURSOR, MOVE_CURSOR;
            public static final int TEXT_CURSOR, WAIT_CURSOR;
            public static final int N_RESIZE_CURSOR, S_RESIZE_CURSOR;
            public static final int E_RESIZE_CURSOR, W_RESIZE_CURSOR;
            public static final int NE_RESIZE_CURSOR, NW_RESIZE_CURSOR;
            public static final int SE_RESIZE_CURSOR, SW_RESIZE_CURSOR;
    // Class Variables
            protected static Cursor[] predefined;
    // Class Methods
            public static Cursor getDefaultCursor();
            public static Cursor getPredefinedCursor(int type);
    // Public Instance Methods
            public int getType();

Passed To:

Component.setCursor(), ComponentPeer.setCursor()

Returned By:

Component.getCursor(), Cursor.getDefaultCursor(), Cursor.getPredefinedCursor()

Type Of:


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