Tick and WindowsApplicationMessage both triggers OnMouseMove.

Both Tick and WindowsApplicationMessage fires OnMouseMove if mouse is hovered on widget.

So, This increases OnMouseMove’s rate of fire more higher than tick operation.

Is this Setup intended and normal? I think OnMouseMove should fire once a tick.

You can reproduce this by counting executions of both function.

This is by design: we create a synthetic mouse move in order to account for any changing that the UI might do while the mouse remains stationary. E.g. an animated button might slide in under the cursor; Slate handles this by pretending that the cursor moved.

The information present in the mouse move event is more than sufficient to create the correct behavior. We also do NOT create synthetic mouse moves when the mouse is captured. This is the case when the mouse is controlling a camera (e.g. in an FPS)

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To get mouse position, I’m using second code.

But Can I use first one?

MouseEvent.GetScreenSpacePosition() - Geometry.AbsolutePosition + WidgetPosition;

const FVector2D MousePosition = MyGeometry.AbsoluteToLocal(MouseEvent.GetScreenSpacePosition());

And, If OnMouseMove (2) was called in action within running OnMouseMove (1) which is causing widget move, I think AbsolutePosition of Geometry should be updated but it isn’t. What is the exact update timing of AbsolutePosition?

This causes returning non-updated Absolute Position.

Thank you!

I don’t really understand what you are doing with the first line of code. It does not account for scale. It also adds a WidgetPosition, which I have no idea where that comes from in your code.

To get the cursor position within your widget you should always use const FVector2D LocalMousePosition = MyGeometry.AbsoluteToLocal(MouseEvent.GetScreenSpacePosition());

You cannot make any assumptions about how frequently MouseMove will be called. In high precision mode you get tens of MouseMove events per frame.

The Geometry of the widget computed on-demand whenever we process events or tick/paint.

We are currently trying to deprecate .AbsolutePosition. You should not ever need to use it.

Please share. Thanks to Nick.