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copyicon (user32)
 
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Summary

C# Signature:

[DllImport("user32.dll")]
static extern IntPtr CopyIcon(IntPtr hIcon);

VB Signature:

<DllImport("user32.dll")> _
Public Shared Function CopyIcon(ByVal hIcon As IntPtr) As IntPtr
End Function

User-Defined Types:

None.

Notes:

Need to also include the following

[DllImport("user32.dll")]

static extern IntPtr LoadCursor(IntPtr hInstance, int lpCursorName);

Tips & Tricks:

CopyCursor reference will fail at runtime, according to documentation it is a macro:

#define CopyCursor(pcur) ((HCURSOR)CopyIcon((HICON)(pcur)))

That means: instead of CopyCursor use CopyIcon instead.

Please add some!

Sample Code:

private static string BusyCursorIcon { get; set; }
private static string DoneCursorIcon { get; set; }

private const uint OCR_NORMAL = 32512;
private const uint OCR_WAIT = 32514;

[DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError = true, CharSet = CharSet.Auto)]
private static extern IntPtr LoadCursorFromFile(string lpFileName);

[DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError = true, CharSet = CharSet.Auto)]
private static extern IntPtr CopyIcon(IntPtr hcur);

[DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError = true, CharSet = CharSet.Auto)]
private static extern bool SetSystemCursor(IntPtr hcur, uint id);

string folderPath = Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().Location);
BusyCursorIcon = Path.Combine(folderPath, "aero_busy_xl.ani");
DoneCursorIcon = Path.Combine(folderPath, "arrow_m.cur");

if (!File.Exists(BusyCursorIcon) || !File.Exists(DoneCursorIcon))
{
   // AB: use api only to change cursor; same call will switch cursor!
   SetSystemCursor(LoadCursor(IntPtr.Zero, OCR_WAIT), OCR_NORMAL);
}
else
{
   IntPtr cursor = (working)  
    ? LoadCursorFromFile(BusyCursorIcon)
    : LoadCursorFromFile(DoneCursorIcon);
   if (cursor != IntPtr.Zero)
     SetSystemCursor(CopyIcon(cursor), OCR_NORMAL);
   else
     SetSystemCursor(LoadCursor(IntPtr.Zero, OCR_WAIT), OCR_NORMAL);
}

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