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  1. #1
    Chris Eastwood Guest

    Capturing Mouse Movements outside of screen resolution

    Hi

    Here's a tough one (at least I think so).

    I need to be able to use the mouse on a (very-large) mouse mat. This mouse
    mat has to map to the entire screen co-ordinates. That is, I want to be able
    to move the mouse (for example) 40 inches left to right and have the
    on-screen cursor move from the left-hand side of the screen to the right.

    I've tried quite a few ways (changing the mouse speed etc) but nothing seems
    to be able to let me control the mouse in this way. The mouse always seems
    bound to a very small area (suprisingly enough, the size of your average
    mouse-mat).

    Any ideas / suggestions ? People who have worked with the WinTab drivers in
    the past may know what I'm going on about (I'm trying to emulate a wintab
    device but using the mouse rather than a digitizer 'cursor').

    I've a feeling that this might be accomplished with 'relative' mouse
    movements but can still find no reference (either in MSDN or elsewhere) in
    working with a mouse in this way.

    Cheers

    Chris





  2. #2
    Karl E. Peterson Guest

    Re: Capturing Mouse Movements outside of screen resolution

    Have you considered buying a digitizer tablet?
    --
    [Microsoft Basic: 1976-2001, RIP]


    "Chris Eastwood" <chris.eastwood@spammersgohomecodeguru.com> wrote in message
    news:3c9ba537$1@10.1.10.29...
    > Hi
    >
    > Here's a tough one (at least I think so).
    >
    > I need to be able to use the mouse on a (very-large) mouse mat. This mouse
    > mat has to map to the entire screen co-ordinates. That is, I want to be able
    > to move the mouse (for example) 40 inches left to right and have the
    > on-screen cursor move from the left-hand side of the screen to the right.
    >
    > I've tried quite a few ways (changing the mouse speed etc) but nothing seems
    > to be able to let me control the mouse in this way. The mouse always seems
    > bound to a very small area (suprisingly enough, the size of your average
    > mouse-mat).
    >
    > Any ideas / suggestions ? People who have worked with the WinTab drivers in
    > the past may know what I'm going on about (I'm trying to emulate a wintab
    > device but using the mouse rather than a digitizer 'cursor').
    >
    > I've a feeling that this might be accomplished with 'relative' mouse
    > movements but can still find no reference (either in MSDN or elsewhere) in
    > working with a mouse in this way.
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Chris
    >
    >
    >
    >



  3. #3
    Chris Eastwood Guest

    Re: Capturing Mouse Movements outside of screen resolution

    I've already written the VB interface for the WinTab drivers. We now want to
    'simulate' the same interface for those people who don't have a tablet.

    Any ideas / pointers ?

    Cheers

    Chris

    "Karl E. Peterson" <karl@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:3c9f6fc0$1@10.1.10.29...
    > Have you considered buying a digitizer tablet?
    > --
    > [Microsoft Basic: 1976-2001, RIP]
    >
    >
    > "Chris Eastwood" <chris.eastwood@spammersgohomecodeguru.com> wrote in

    message
    > news:3c9ba537$1@10.1.10.29...
    > > Hi
    > >
    > > Here's a tough one (at least I think so).
    > >
    > > I need to be able to use the mouse on a (very-large) mouse mat. This

    mouse
    > > mat has to map to the entire screen co-ordinates. That is, I want to be

    able
    > > to move the mouse (for example) 40 inches left to right and have the
    > > on-screen cursor move from the left-hand side of the screen to the

    right.
    > >
    > > I've tried quite a few ways (changing the mouse speed etc) but nothing

    seems
    > > to be able to let me control the mouse in this way. The mouse always

    seems
    > > bound to a very small area (suprisingly enough, the size of your average
    > > mouse-mat).
    > >
    > > Any ideas / suggestions ? People who have worked with the WinTab drivers

    in
    > > the past may know what I'm going on about (I'm trying to emulate a

    wintab
    > > device but using the mouse rather than a digitizer 'cursor').
    > >
    > > I've a feeling that this might be accomplished with 'relative' mouse
    > > movements but can still find no reference (either in MSDN or elsewhere)

    in
    > > working with a mouse in this way.
    > >
    > > Cheers
    > >
    > > Chris
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >




  4. #4
    Karl E. Peterson Guest

    Re: Capturing Mouse Movements outside of screen resolution

    Hi Chris --

    Wish I had *anything* to offer, but there is a reason that folks use digitizers to
    digitize. I know, I used to do a lot of that. Mice are relative, and digitizers are
    absolute. You just can't get there from here, so to speak. As long as the user is
    free to pick up the mouse and move it, whatchugonnado?

    Sorry... Karl
    --
    [Microsoft Basic: 1976-2001, RIP]


    "Chris Eastwood" <chris.eastwood@spammersgohomecodeguru.com> wrote in message
    news:3ca0e23a@10.1.10.29...
    > I've already written the VB interface for the WinTab drivers. We now want to
    > 'simulate' the same interface for those people who don't have a tablet.
    >
    > Any ideas / pointers ?
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Chris
    >
    > "Karl E. Peterson" <karl@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:3c9f6fc0$1@10.1.10.29...
    > > Have you considered buying a digitizer tablet?
    > > --
    > > [Microsoft Basic: 1976-2001, RIP]
    > >
    > >
    > > "Chris Eastwood" <chris.eastwood@spammersgohomecodeguru.com> wrote in

    > message
    > > news:3c9ba537$1@10.1.10.29...
    > > > Hi
    > > >
    > > > Here's a tough one (at least I think so).
    > > >
    > > > I need to be able to use the mouse on a (very-large) mouse mat. This

    > mouse
    > > > mat has to map to the entire screen co-ordinates. That is, I want to be

    > able
    > > > to move the mouse (for example) 40 inches left to right and have the
    > > > on-screen cursor move from the left-hand side of the screen to the

    > right.
    > > >
    > > > I've tried quite a few ways (changing the mouse speed etc) but nothing

    > seems
    > > > to be able to let me control the mouse in this way. The mouse always

    > seems
    > > > bound to a very small area (suprisingly enough, the size of your average
    > > > mouse-mat).
    > > >
    > > > Any ideas / suggestions ? People who have worked with the WinTab drivers

    > in
    > > > the past may know what I'm going on about (I'm trying to emulate a

    > wintab
    > > > device but using the mouse rather than a digitizer 'cursor').
    > > >
    > > > I've a feeling that this might be accomplished with 'relative' mouse
    > > > movements but can still find no reference (either in MSDN or elsewhere)

    > in
    > > > working with a mouse in this way.
    > > >
    > > > Cheers
    > > >
    > > > Chris
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >

    >
    >



  5. #5
    Chris Eastwood Guest

    Re: Capturing Mouse Movements outside of screen resolution

    I thought there would be little I could do.

    Thanks anyway Karl.

    Cheers

    Chris

    "Karl E. Peterson" <karl@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:3ca111a0$1@10.1.10.29...
    > Hi Chris --
    >
    > Wish I had *anything* to offer, but there is a reason that folks use

    digitizers to
    > digitize. I know, I used to do a lot of that. Mice are relative, and

    digitizers are
    > absolute. You just can't get there from here, so to speak. As long as

    the user is
    > free to pick up the mouse and move it, whatchugonnado?
    >
    > Sorry... Karl
    > --
    > [Microsoft Basic: 1976-2001, RIP]
    >
    >
    > "Chris Eastwood" <chris.eastwood@spammersgohomecodeguru.com> wrote in

    message
    > news:3ca0e23a@10.1.10.29...
    > > I've already written the VB interface for the WinTab drivers. We now

    want to
    > > 'simulate' the same interface for those people who don't have a tablet.
    > >
    > > Any ideas / pointers ?
    > >
    > > Cheers
    > >
    > > Chris
    > >
    > > "Karl E. Peterson" <karl@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > > news:3c9f6fc0$1@10.1.10.29...
    > > > Have you considered buying a digitizer tablet?
    > > > --
    > > > [Microsoft Basic: 1976-2001, RIP]
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Chris Eastwood" <chris.eastwood@spammersgohomecodeguru.com> wrote in

    > > message
    > > > news:3c9ba537$1@10.1.10.29...
    > > > > Hi
    > > > >
    > > > > Here's a tough one (at least I think so).
    > > > >
    > > > > I need to be able to use the mouse on a (very-large) mouse mat. This

    > > mouse
    > > > > mat has to map to the entire screen co-ordinates. That is, I want to

    be
    > > able
    > > > > to move the mouse (for example) 40 inches left to right and have the
    > > > > on-screen cursor move from the left-hand side of the screen to the

    > > right.
    > > > >
    > > > > I've tried quite a few ways (changing the mouse speed etc) but

    nothing
    > > seems
    > > > > to be able to let me control the mouse in this way. The mouse always

    > > seems
    > > > > bound to a very small area (suprisingly enough, the size of your

    average
    > > > > mouse-mat).
    > > > >
    > > > > Any ideas / suggestions ? People who have worked with the WinTab

    drivers
    > > in
    > > > > the past may know what I'm going on about (I'm trying to emulate a

    > > wintab
    > > > > device but using the mouse rather than a digitizer 'cursor').
    > > > >
    > > > > I've a feeling that this might be accomplished with 'relative' mouse
    > > > > movements but can still find no reference (either in MSDN or

    elsewhere)
    > > in
    > > > > working with a mouse in this way.
    > > > >
    > > > > Cheers
    > > > >
    > > > > Chris
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >




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