Controlling mouse with Python


Question

How does one control the mouse cursor in Python, i.e. move it to certain position and click, under Windows?

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12/24/2012 8:19:49 AM

Accepted Answer

Tested on WinXP, Python 2.6 (3.x also tested) after installing pywin32 (pywin32-214.win32-py2.6.exe in my case):

import win32api, win32con
def click(x,y):
    win32api.SetCursorPos((x,y))
    win32api.mouse_event(win32con.MOUSEEVENTF_LEFTDOWN,x,y,0,0)
    win32api.mouse_event(win32con.MOUSEEVENTF_LEFTUP,x,y,0,0)
click(10,10)
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4/13/2019 1:31:41 AM

Try with the PyAutoGUI module. It's multiplatform.

pip install pyautogui

And so:

import pyautogui
pyautogui.click(100, 100)

It also has other features:

import pyautogui
pyautogui.moveTo(100, 150)
pyautogui.moveRel(0, 10)  # move mouse 10 pixels down
pyautogui.dragTo(100, 150)
pyautogui.dragRel(0, 10)  # drag mouse 10 pixels down

This is much easier than going through all the win32con stuff.


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