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Thread: Java Robot Questions

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    Default Java Robot Questions

    So I am working on creating a bot to automate a process for me, I don't have any problem moving the mouse around and clicking stuff. However, I only want the mouse to be able to move inside of a JPanel. How would this be possible?

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    Default Re: Java Robot Questions

    If you only want to move the mouse programmatically within a restricted rectangle, then tell us where you're stuck in this process.

    If you want to prevent the user from moving the mouse outside of a defined rectangle, then for this you would require either JNI or JNA to make platform calls. Of necessity any solution would be platform-specific. On a side note, I would not want to be a user of your program to find that my mouse has been restricted to a box.

    Also, if you need to find the dimensions of the outside application, then (I believe) you would need to again make platform/OS calls, and again this may require use of JNI or JNA (or some outside library, such as AutoIt if this is Windows).
    Last edited by Fubarable; July 4th, 2012 at 03:50 PM.

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