C# Hold down mouse event


Solution 1

You can interrogate the mouse buttons in your Move event handler, i.e. :

void Form1_MouseMove(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs e)
    if (e.Button == MouseButtons.Left) {
        String tipText = String.Format("({0}, {1})", e.X, e.Y);
        trackTip.Show(tipText, this, e.Location);

Solution 2

Track the mouse down and mouse up events to set a variable determining whether or not the mouse button is pressed (ie set in down unset in mouse up) then just check this variable in mouse_move

see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.forms.control.mousebuttons.aspx for an example

Solution 3


 private void OnMouseMove(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs e)
        if (e.Button == System.Windows.Forms.MouseButtons.Left)


like this and in second if you will have a condition when your mosue moved and mouse Left button is down.


Related videos on Youtube

Author by


Updated on June 15, 2022


  • Jack
    Jack less than a minute

    I have a mousemove event that takes the position of the cursor and outputs it to two labels (X and Y), the value dynamically changes as I hover around. I have a mousedown event that when clicked, the same values are outputted to a textbox. How can I combine the mousedown and mousemove events so that when I hover AND hold down the mouse button, the textbox value dynamically changes as I move.

    • Pieter Germishuys
      Pieter Germishuys
      How about storing a variable that when the mouse is down, you set the variable e.g. IsMouseLeftButtonDown bool; When you move the mouse, you can check the variable and only set the textbox value if the test passes