The following list contains all of the available cursors, along when you will generally see them in the Windows operating system. However, you should not feel restricted by their common uses. You may utilize any of these however you wish in your games. Just be aware that many computer users will be used to seeing these cursors under very specific circumstances, and that stepping outside of that convention may lead to confusion.
At this time, cursors are pulled directly from the operating system. The following cursors were captured from Windows using the Aero theme. On other operating systems or themes, expect these to look different.
This effectively hides the cursor. Care must be used, however, since the cursor location is still being calculated, so you will still get mouse over and click events.
This is the default arrow cursor.
Text Edit Beam
This is the cursor that generally appears when there is a text field that can be edited.
Resize Left Right
This cursor appears on the edge of any window or UI asset that can be resized horizontally.
Resize Up Down
This cursor appears on the edge of any window or UI asset that can be resized vertically.
Resize South East
This cursor appears on the edge of any window or UI asset that can be resized horizontally and vertically from the upper or lower right corner.
Resize South West
This cursor appears on the edge of any window or UI asset that can be resized horizontally and vertically from the upper or lower left corner.
This cursor is often seen when moving windows around on the screen.
This cursor appears when performing various precision actions.
This cursor typically appears when hovering over a hyperlink.
The grab hand appears when hovering over objects intended to be dragged about the screen.
Grab Hand Closed
This cursor is generally shown while dragging objects about the screen.
This cursor is often shown when trying to perform invalid operations, such as dragging an item into a place it cannot go.
This cursor is most often used when sampling color at a given pixel location.