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resource files and cursors

Posted on 1998-09-08
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Ok, you will never get this one. If I put a cursor in a resource file and then call it to be the cursor for that form it works fine and everything untill I press down the left mouse button and hold it then it blinks and you can hardly see it. Note: If I call the cursor from the regular location, Ex. form1.mouseicon = C:\windows\cursor\Pen.cur, then it works fine. Also this is after the program is made into a .exe, if it is run from VB it works. I want the cursor in the resource file though. How can I get it to work right?  Note2: This is in Visual Basic 6.0 with Win98 and plenty of memory and all that good stuff.
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by:bradsoblesky
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by:chrisbolt
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Why do you want the cursor in a resource file?
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by:bradsoblesky
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Because that way I don't have to distribute it with the program and It could be edited or deleted.

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by:chrisbolt
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What code are you using now to load the cursor from the Resource file?
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by:bradsoblesky
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Form1.Mouseicon = loadrespicture (101, 1)
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chrisbolt earned 40 total points
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Try this:

Form1.MouseIcon = LoadResPicture(101, vbResCursor)

In the LoadResPicture function, the second parameter is the type that you want returned. vbResBitmap is a Bitmap, vbResIcon is an Icon, and vbResCursor is a Cursor. Since the MouseIcon is going to be the window's cursor, the MouseIcon should be set to a cursor and not an Icon.
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by:bradsoblesky
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Wierd but it worked. Thanks
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