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Hello Friends,

I want to create a application that display mouse activity with name. suppose my system is connected by network then i want to display two cursor at movement.
or you can say
is there a way to accept input from more than one mouse separately? I'm interested in making a multi-user application and I thought it would be great if I could have 2 or more users holding wireless mice each interacting with the app individually with a separate mouse arrow..please help me how can i resolve this issue. In simple word i want to give my application functionality of I [^]want to develop such type of functionality. So please help me to fix this problem . If any one know about any SDk this is open source or paid please share it. this is very urgent for me. Waiting for your copreation. Thank you very much in advance.

Posted 19-Apr-13 1:02am
Updated 24-Apr-13 1:15am
pasztorpisti 19-Apr-13 7:45am
Note that most of the traditional windows API and most programs work with "THE cursor". Most programs won't handle it well I think. What happens if you move 2 windows with 2 different cursors? Will windows make both windows active?
Shashi BhushanSingh 19-Apr-13 7:52am
is there any sample u have? if available please share it.

pasztorpisti 19-Apr-13 12:20pm
I've never tried to handle two mouses, these were just my google findings. Anyway there is an SDK under the link if you check it out and I guess there are example programs in that SDK.
Philippe Mori 19-Apr-13 18:23pm
Download samples and trials. This is so specialized that probably most people here have never used it. As far as I understand, the 2 cursors will only be available for application specialy made for it using that SDK.
Style-7 23-Apr-13 0:26am
This is crazy idea. Next step to use two or three keyboards...

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I don't believe that there are any operating systems that will work with 2 mice (or I should say that allow more than one mouse with more than one cursor). If you have remote control software on you machine with an active session for example, you can effectively get more than one mouse (and keyboard) to interact with your desktop but the resulting effect just provides one cursor and one keyboard stream.
Shashi BhushanSingh 23-Apr-13 3:28am
You are right. i want to modify a synergy application. when we go on client machine we cannot find clinet and server mouse separately. i want to display both mouse separatry follow with user name. if you have any idea please share. Thanks for your cooperation
nv3 24-Apr-13 7:27am
Consider that the concept of mouse input is deeply intertwined with the operating system. Windows have to react on such events as WM_LBUTTONDOWN and series of these events are being condensed to button clicks, drags, swipes and other logical operations. As long as the operating system does not support the concept of multiple mice (and Windows does not at this time) you won't have much of a chance to implement that -- except you want to rewrite half of the GUI part of the operating system. -- I don't believe that this is possible within a reasonable amount of time.
OSHO580 24-Apr-13 8:07am
Sir,Thanks for your reply . The main thing is that i want to implement in my application. You can view in this url .So please help me to fix this problem . If any one know about any SDk this is open source or paid please share it. this is very urgent for me. Waiting for your copreation. Thank you very much in advance.

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