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I want to handle two mices' click events in C#.
Posted 14-Mar-12 8:38am
Edited 14-Mar-12 9:00am
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Wes Aday at 14-Mar-12 14:50pm
   
Why on earth would you want to do this at all?
ryanb31 at 14-Mar-12 14:55pm
   
Do you need to do something depending on which mouse it is? You do not have to code for this. Mouse clicks and moves will be registered as normal.
Ed Nutting at 14-Mar-12 15:03pm
   
Edit: Don't SHOUT - it's annoying and rude.
 
Furthermore, this is a demand for code/answer not a question. A question explains the problem, says what you have tried already, shows some effort has gone into solving it and then asks a specific and clear question and lastly, has a question mark. Your post fails all of this hence it is a demand. Please update your question to fix this issue, then someone might be able to help.
 
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Solution 1

You don't. At least with the standard mouse drivers, Windows doesn't handle multiple mice, so your app can't do it either.
 
You can plug multiple mice into the machine, but you only have the one mouse pointer. If you move both mice, they will "fight" for control of the mouse pointer.
 
The only way to get multiple mouse pointers is if you use mouse drivers specifically written to handle this. For example, CPNMouse[^].
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Solution 2

Microsoft Mouse Mischief SDK, a free multi-mouse driver implemented as an add-in for PowerPoint, may shed some light on this topic. It appears that MS has figured out how to extract the HW device ID for each mouse and track them separately. I know several other groups (companies) have also figured out how to do this for their software apps. But I haven't developed the code myself yet. A quick glance over the MS SDK it appears that they are using the USB port related HW info, instead of the device-carried info, which may not be available anyway.
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