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    How do you get raw mouse data?

    Windows translates raw mouse movement data into a change in position on the screen. You can read the current position on the screen of the cursor with GetCursorPos. However I want to read the raw mouse input data. Raw mouse data though aren't absolute coordinates. They instead are a SPEED value (not a position value). That is, the raw mouse data will tell you how fast the mouse is moving horizontally and vertically. Is there any Windows API function that I can use to poll the mouse for its current X and Y speed values?

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    Re: How do you get raw mouse data?

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx and https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx might be worth a read, they go into the low level mechanisms involved. Not checked if anyone has already done any VB wrappers though.

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    Re: How do you get raw mouse data?

    Hi just wondering if you ever found a solution to this? I'm working on a java application that utilises mouse position data but am restricted to the mouse's position on the screen (very low res). Feel free to send me a pm

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