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SetConsoleCursorInfo info  Overview  Group

The SetConsoleCursorInfo function sets the size and visibility of the cursor for the specified console screen buffer.

BOOL SetConsoleCursorInfo(

    HANDLE hConsoleOutput,

// handle of console screen buffer

    CONST CONSOLE_CURSOR_INFO *lpConsoleCursorInfo 

// address of cursor information



Identifies a console screen buffer. The handle must have GENERIC_WRITE access.
Points to a CONSOLE_CURSOR_INFO structure containing the new specifications for the screen buffer’s cursor.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


When a screen buffer’s cursor is visible, its appearance can vary, ranging from completely filling a character cell to showing up as a horizontal line at the bottom of the cell. The dwSize member of the CONSOLE_CURSOR_INFO structure specifies the percentage of a character cell that is filled by the cursor. If this member is less than 1 or greater than 100, SetConsoleCursorInfo fails.

See Also

CONSOLE_CURSOR_INFO, GetConsoleCursorInfo, SetConsoleCursorPosition 

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