Contents of the MCEDIT.DOC file
Mouse Cursor Editor Version 1.0, Copyright 1991 Bob Hayes
PURPOSE: Mouse Cursor Editor is a programming tool that will enable
developers to graphical create mouse cursors.
REQUIREMENTS: Microsoft compatible mouse and EGA graphics.
USE: mcedit (there are no command line options)
Mouse Cursor Editor is designed to make it easier for developers to
create custom mouse cursors for programs that make use of a Microsoft
compatible mouse. This program will save you the time of manually coding the
screen and cursor masks. This program will not change the shape of cursor in
compiled programs. This program does not do Windows 3.0, Windows uses a
different method of incorporating a mouse cursor into a program.
EXAMPLE OF AN EDITING SESSION
1. At the DOS prompt type 'MCEDIT' and press 'Enter'. MCEDIT.EXE will
need to be in a directory on your path. If your system has a
Microsoft compatible mouse driver loaded and is capable of
displaying 640x350x16 EGA graphics, the program will begin.
2. Read the copyright/registration notice on the screen. Click the
left mouse button to continue (In this documentation 'click' will
refer to the left button).
3. Click on the 'Help...' menu item. The first help screen will
appear. Click to view the second help screen. Click to clear the
4. The default mouse cursor is shown in the edit grid at startup.
Click on the 'Clear' menu item. This clears the cursor out of the
edit grid. You are not prompted to save it.
5. Click on the word 'Black' in the color selection box. A check mark
should be next to the colored box.
6. Move the mouse cursor to the edit grid. Press the left button.
The square under the pointer should turn black. Move the mouse
around coloring more squares.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 with the other three colors: White, Unchanged,
8. Click on the 'Masks' menu item. The screen and cursor masks for
the cursor in the edit grid will appear on the left side of the
9. Click on the 'Test' menu item. The sixteen basic screen colors
will appear on the right side of the screen.
10. Click the right mouse button. The mouse cursor becomes the one in
the edit grid. Use the test color bars to see how the cursor looks
over various colors. Click the right button again to return to the
11. Click on the 'Output...' menu item. Type a name for the cursor in
the dialog box. Press the enter key. Select the form you want the
cursor output in. All of the files are plain text files. Click
the 'OK' button. NOTE: You do not need to display the masks in
order to output the cursor. The file will over write a file with
the same name.
12. Click the 'About...' menu item. Write down my name and address and
send me $5.
13. Click the 'Exit' menu item to exit the program.
The following files should be in MCEDIT10.ZIP:
BLACK PAS Pascal source for a mouse cursor. (needed to compile MCEDEMO)
BOBMOUSE PAS TP 5 source for BOBMOUSE unit.
BOBMOUSE TPU TP 5 mouse unit. (needed to compile MCEDEMO)
BOBSIGN OBJ Object file of signature (needed to compile MCEDEMO)
DEFAULT PAS Pascal source for a mouse cursor. (needed to compile MCEDEMO)
EGAVGA OBJ Object file of EGAVGA.BGI. (needed to compile MCEDEMO)
HAND PAS Pascal source for a mouse cursor. (needed to compile MCEDEMO)
HANDSCAN PAS Pascal source for a mouse cursor. (needed to compile MCEDEMO)
HORSIZE PAS Pascal source for a mouse cursor. (needed to compile MCEDEMO)
HOURGLAS PAS Pascal source for a mouse cursor. (needed to compile MCEDEMO)
INVERSE PAS Pascal source for a mouse cursor. (needed to compile MCEDEMO)
MAGGLASS PAS Pascal source for a mouse cursor. (needed to compile MCEDEMO)
MCEDEMO EXE A demo program showing the use of some functions.
MCEDEMO PAS Pascal source for MCEDEMO.EXE. (needed to compile MCEDEMO)
MCEDIT DOC This file.
MCEDIT EXE The Mouse Cursor Editor.
SEETHRGH PAS Pascal source for a mouse cursor. (needed to compile MCEDEMO)
TEXTT PAS Pascal source for a mouse cursor. (needed to compile MCEDEMO)
VERTSIZE PAS Pascal source for a mouse cursor. (needed to compile MCEDEMO)
This copyrighted program is being distributed as shareware. You may try
this program, and if you like it, or find it useful, and wish to continue using
it, you are expected to register with the author. You are free (and
encouraged) to copy this program and distribute it to anyone, as long as no fee
is charged for the program, and as long as this documentation file and all of
the files listed in the file list section of this document are included. The
registration fee is $5. To register, send your name, address, the program name
and version, where you got the program, and $5 to:
10104 Blue Tee Terr.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
All registered users will receive the next version when it is available.
This program is being distributed as is. There are no warranties
expressed or implied. The author is not responsible for any damage, injury or
death caused directly or indirectly by this program.
If you have any questions or comments about the program, please send them to
the above address.
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