Displaying Animated Cursors from a Resource File

After I could not locate a method for displaying animated cursors from a resource, I found a way myself.

Essentially (with error checking removed), here's the code path.


HCURSOR LoadAnimatedCursor(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 import an .ANI file to the resource script:

  1. Insert->Resource->Import: Load the .ANI file
  2. Select the new resource into a user defined type named: ANICURSORS

Downloads

Download demo project - 40 Kb



Comments

  • The effect seems to be unavailable on Win32 application

    Posted by Legacy on 12/19/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Grant

    What can I do to make it apply also to Win32 application
    not just on dialog? Thanx.

    Reply
  • 1 solution, 1 problem

    Posted by Legacy on 03/02/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Sibilant

    if you manually edit your resource (.rc) file and add
    
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    //
    // 21
    //

    IDR_ANIMATED_CURSOR_NAME 21 DISCARDABLE "res\\AnimatedCursorName.ani"

    your project will now contain a resource of an animated cursor.(As long as you put it in your res file folder) I dont know what the 21 means but I saw it in another project. So you dont have to use:

    HCURSOR LoadAnimatedCursor(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 load it as a resource.

    My problem is after a few seconds of using the animated cursor, it disappears. I'm running XP and VC++ 6 SP5.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Sibilant


    Reply
  • LOL, better solution then paying ...

    Posted by Legacy on 01/08/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: az

    man It is stupid to pay for a thing that works on one operationg system better then the one on which it isnt working ... it is better to get Windows NT from a friend then paying for such a thing...or get Windows XP, it is something like win98+winNT ... it is working on it:)

    Reply
  • This function returns NULL

    Posted by Legacy on 01/27/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Dennis Woo

    Hi,

    I traced the codes and every lines looked fine except that the return value for the function is zero. Furthermore GetLastError() gave me zero.

    Any ideas why?

    Thanks.

    Regards

    Reply
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