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Display Animated Cursors stored in Resources

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14 Dec 1999
Demonstrates how to use an animated gif stored in your resource file as an animated cursor

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.

C++
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// 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:

C++
//
// 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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QuestionHere is how to Prevent the Cursor Disappearing Pin
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QuestionCannot work in Multiple Documents dialog Pin
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QuestionLoading 256-color animated cursors? Pin
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QuestionWhere to put LoadAniCursor()? Pin
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QuestionMSFlexgrid distribute? Pin
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GeneralUne autre facon, qui marche sur toutes plateformes: Pin
joshu22-Mar-03 17:36
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GeneralResource leak! Pin
19-Mar-02 21:01
suss19-Mar-02 21:01 
GeneralA different way... Pin
Sibilant1-Mar-02 15:44
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GeneralCURSOR DISAPPEARS Pin
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GeneralHave a solution for Win9X Here Pin
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GeneralRe: Have a solution for Win9X Here Pin
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GeneralRe: Have a solution for Win9X Here Pin
5-Nov-01 22:45
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GeneralUsing the example code Pin
26-Nov-00 23:53
suss26-Nov-00 23:53 
GeneralCreateIconFromResource() Always failed !!! Pin
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GeneralWorking great but.... Pin
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GeneralWorking great but.... Pin
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GeneralNot a GIF, but a simple ANI cursor! Pin
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