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I am developing an XNA game. I run it in window mode.

I need to handle mouse events, but when I use the Mouse class from Xna.Framework.Input.Mouse, I get the the mouse position on the whole screen.

I use this code:

MouseState state = Mouse.getState();
Point position   = new Point(state.X,state.Y);

Rectangle hitbox = new Rectangle(180, 410, 14, 14);

if (area.Contains(mousePosition))
{
    //fire event
}

How do I detect the mouse position within the current game window?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Why do you need to get the position of the window? Most of the time you are only interested in the mouse position relative to the top-left of the game window, so I don't see why there's a problem. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 21, 2014 at 0:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ By saying "position of the current Window"... i mean the game window.. sorry! \$\endgroup\$
    – Leviathan
    Commented Feb 21, 2014 at 10:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ Can you post a picture demonstrating your issue. Also if you are using the debugger Mouse.getState() is updated even when the application is stopped. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 20:44

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Mouse should default to reporting its position relative to the game window, but can be configured by assigning the appropriate window handle to Mouse.WindowHandle.

The documentation is here.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ i called this assignment in my initialize method, but it changed nothing .. Mouse.WindowHandle = Window.Handle; Where is my mistake? \$\endgroup\$
    – Leviathan
    Commented Feb 21, 2014 at 11:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ "Is there a way to detect the mouse position of the current Game Window" is unclear, so I don't really know what you are experiencing. When the mouse is over the top-left corner of the window are you getting a mouse position other than (0,0)? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 0:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, when my mouse is on the top left corner of the game window my mouse coordinates are (371,111). \$\endgroup\$
    – Leviathan
    Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 9:07

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