#830 – Loading a Cursor from a File

You can set a cursor in your application to a cursor that you load from a .cur or .ani file.  The constructor for the System.Windows.Input.Cursor class accepts either a filename or a stream.  If you use a filename, you should use the full path to your cursor file.

In the example below, we set the cursor for the parent window to one of two different cursors, depending on which button we click.

    <StackPanel>
        <Button Content="Steve Rogers" Margin="10"
               Click="Button_Click_1"/>
        <Button Content="Peggy Carter" Margin="10"
                Click="Button_Click_2"/>
    </StackPanel>

 

        private void Button_Click_1(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            string fullPath = Path.Combine(Environment.CurrentDirectory, "captain-america-arrow.cur");
            this.Cursor = new Cursor(fullPath);
        }

        private void Button_Click_2(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            string fullPath = Path.Combine(Environment.CurrentDirectory, "captain-america-shield.ani");
            this.Cursor = new Cursor(fullPath);
        }

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