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Display Animated Cursors stored in Resources

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Demonstrates how to use an animated gif stored in your resource file as an animated cursor
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    This article describes how you can display an animated cursor that is created from an animated gif and stored in your applications resources.

    Before you can display it, you must import the animated gif into your resource file. You do this by declaring the animated gif file as a new user defined resource named "ANICURSOR" within your resource file.

    /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    //
    // ANICURSORS
    //
    
    IDR_HORSE_CURSOR        ANICURSORS DISCARDABLE  "res\\horse.ani"
    

    You then use the following function which loads the gif and displays it as an animated cursor:

     
    //
    // LoadAnimatedCursor: Loads an animated gif from the resource as an cursor
    //
    HCURSOR LoadAniCursor(UINT nID)
    {
    	HINSTANCE hInst=AfxGetInstanceHandle();
    	HRSRC hRes=FindResource(hInst,MAKEINTRESOURCE(nID),"ANICURSORS");
    	DWORD dwSize=SizeofResource(hInst, hRes);
    	HGLOBAL hGlob=LoadResource(hInst, hRes);
    	LPBYTE pBytes=(LPBYTE)LockResource(hGlob); 
    	return (HCURSOR)CreateIconFromResource(pBytes,dwSize,FALSE,0x00030000);
    }
    

    To display the cursor, call SetCursor(LoadAniCursor(ID_ANIMATED_HORSE))

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    Comments and Discussions

     
    QuestionCannot work in Multiple Documents dialog Pinmemberkevanphua27-May-07 17:40 
    QuestionLoading 256-color animated cursors? PinmemberBartosz Bien7-Jun-06 11:33 
    QuestionWhere to put LoadAniCursor()? Pinmemberlasombra197928-Nov-04 23:31 
    QuestionMSFlexgrid distribute? PinmemberJosé Luis Sogorb28-Nov-04 8:22 
    GeneralUne autre facon, qui marche sur toutes plateformes: PinsussJoshu22-Mar-03 18:36 
    GeneralResource leak! PinmemberRobert Space19-Mar-02 22:01 
    GeneralA different way... PinmemberSibilant1-Mar-02 16:44 
    GeneralCURSOR DISAPPEARS PinmemberSibilant1-Mar-02 8:55 
    GeneralHave a solution for Win9X Here Pinmemberfigmo24-Oct-01 14:35 
    GeneralRe: Have a solution for Win9X Here PinmemberAnonymous24-Oct-01 15:15 
    GeneralRe: Have a solution for Win9X Here PinmemberNonni5-Nov-01 23:45 
    GeneralUsing the example code PinmemberRon Maman27-Nov-00 0:53 
    hi
     
    i tried to use your sample but i didn't understood how exactly to import an animated gif file to the project resource
     
    please supply forthere details/instructions for doing it
     
    I"M SURE A LOT OF VC++ DEVELOPERS WOULD LIKE TO GET THAT ANSWER
     
    THANKS
    RON MAMAN (ISRAEL)
    GeneralCreateIconFromResource() Always failed !!! PinsussHomles Chen22-Sep-00 0:10 
    GeneralWorking great but.... PinsussKishk9110-Mar-00 10:21 
    GeneralWorking great but.... PinsussKishk9110-Mar-00 10:21 
    GeneralNot a GIF, but a simple ANI cursor! PinsussPPEscher22-Jan-00 14:14 

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