Java Examples - Create a transparent cursor


Problem Description:

How to create a transparent cursor?


Following example demonstrates how to create a transparent cursor by using createCustomCursor() method with "invisiblecursor" as an argument.

import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.image.MemoryImageSource;

public class Main {
   public static void main(String[] argv) throws Exception {
      int[] pixels = new int[16 * 16];
      Image image = Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().createImage(
      new MemoryImageSource(16, 16, pixels, 0, 16));
      Cursor transparentCursor = Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().
      createCustomCursor(image, new Point(0, 0), 
      System.out.println("Transparent Cursor created.");


The above code sample will produce the following result.

Transparent Cursor created.