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    Using a Mouse

    Hi I want to incorporate a mouse into my programs is there a simple way of doing this?

    Is there any examples anywhere?

    Thanks alot

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    Re: Using a Mouse

    You have a few options. If you are using GLUT, it supports stuff with the mouse.

    If you are coding in a Windows environment, you could handle the WM_MOUSEMOVE message along with its other variants. Or you could use DirectInput from DirectX.

    Not sure what your options would be for Linux , Mac, or other platforms.

    SL

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    Re: Using a Mouse

    yes, there is a way to do it without glut or directx. In the nehe tutorials is an easy way to do this with the Win API!

    (it's the tutorial with direct input i think)
    http://nehe.gamedev.net
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