Re: Displaying Animated Cursor

"AliR" <AliR@online.nospam>
Fri, 9 Apr 2010 07:58:51 -0500
On which line of LoadAnimatedCursor does it fail on? We can't really guess,
but you have the tool in front of you to find the problem. Step through the
code and check the retun value of the functions called to see which one is


"jc" <> wrote in message


I am trying to display an animated cursor.
I found several examples, but none of the
examples seem to work in my SDI app.
When I use the anmiated cursor, the cursor
completely vanishes.

How can I display an animated cursor in an
SDI app? VS2008 MFC

BOOL CMyFormView::OnSetCursor(CWnd* pWnd, UINT nHitTest, UINT message)

// ::SetCursor(AfxGetApp()->LoadStandardCursor(IDC_WAIT)) ; //this
     ::SetCursor(LoadAnimatedCursor(IDR_HOURGLASS)); //this fails

     return true;

HCURSOR CMyFormView::LoadAnimatedCursor(UINT nResID)
DWORD dwSize=SizeofResource(AfxGetInstanceHandle(),hRes);
HGLOBAL hGlob=LoadResource(AfxGetInstanceHandle(),hRes);
LPBYTE pBytes=(LPBYTE)LockResource(hGlob);
return hCur;


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