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chang pointer in windows app

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I am working on a windows app and I want to change the pointer however I cant find where to add new Cursor. I have seen in the properties But I dont know where to add new ones to the VS database so it can be slectable other than the standard choices VS gives you. Does anyone have any ideas??
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The simplest way:

Go to Project->Add New Item->General->Cursor File

Then draw your cursor. In Solution Explorer, select you new cursor file and hit F4 to bring up Properties Window. Set the "Build Action" to "Content" and "Copy to Output" to either of the copy options. Then in your code, do something like the following:
this.Cursor = new Cursor("Cursor1.cur");  // Where Cursor1.cur is the name of the new cursor file you created

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I have an existing image I want to use how do I do that?
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I am also getting an error "File Not Found Exception: this is what i have done
namespace wackaemployee
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
 
      
 
 
        public Form1()
        {
              this.Cursor = new Cursor("Cursor1.cur"); 
            InitializeComponent();
        }
 
        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("mailto

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Instead of doing "Add New Item," do "Add Existing Item." Then browse to your cursor file. In your last post, "Cursor1.cur" was the name of a file on my system--and it was just for demonstration. When you browse to your cursor file, you will change "Cursor1.cur" in the last post to "whatever you named it.cur".
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but where do I add it so there is not an error I tired in public partial class Form1 : Form but it exceptions out
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Did you do Project->Add Existing Item? Once you do that, select the file that was added in Solution Explorer, then press F4 to bring up properties window. Change Build Action to "Content" and Copy to Output to one of the options relating to copying (Copy Always or Copy If Newer).
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yes and I put it in the publc Form1 () method so it would be loaded wih the form but when i try to run it it execptions out

        public Form1()
        {
               this.Cursor = new Cursor("stick3.png");  
            InitializeComponent();
        }

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Put line 3 after line 4. Like so:
public Form1()
{
    InitializeComponent();
    this.Cursor = new Cursor("stick3.png");  
}

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im still getting an exception error.
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What is the exception message you receive?
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its a file noe found exception please see atached screen shot
exception.doc
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