Re: User defined cursors

From: Bertrand Bellenot <>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 22:48:01 +0200

Hi Giorgio,

Sorry for the late answer.
As far as I know, there is no simple way to use custom cursors in Root (not yet).


Giorgio De Nunzio wrote:

>Hi again! A question about cursors.
>It is simple to set the mouse pointer shape according to the context
>(arrows, hands, and so on) by gPad->SetCursor(cursor) where cursor is
>kBottomLeft, kHand, and so on. You are just limited by the 18 predefined
>Is it possible to define one's own shapes?
>Looking at ROOT code and documentation, I saw that for this kind of "low
>level" problems, ROOT defines an interface to the underlying graphics system
>(X11, for linux) (see TVirtualX.h).
>Unhappily, following the exact mechanism was difficult and time consuming,
>so I gave up.
>Any hint?
>Dott. Giorgio De Nunzio
>Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali
>Universita' di Lecce
>Lecce (Italy)
>tel. 0832 297084
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