Beachball cursor Help

Peter Brigham MD pmbrig at
Tue Nov 9 14:29:52 EST 2010

On Nov 9, 2010, at 1:36 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> On 11/9/10 11:33 AM, Peter Brigham MD wrote:
>> It
>> does seem that setting a cursor to an animated GIF ought to work  
>> out of
>> the box the way setting a button icon to an animated GIF does....  
>> But if
>> there's a workaround for cursors I'd settle for that for now.
> I don't think animated cursors are supported. I believe the new  
> color cursor feature just translates standard image formats to the  
> very specific requirements that cursors have in LiveCode. We used to  
> have to do some of that ourselves, only with more limitations on  
> color depth. Gifs for sure won't work, because they will get  
> translated to the engine's internal format, so they are no longer  
> gifs any more. Or, that's my take on it anyway.

Sounds as if cursors are intrinsically more difficult than button  
images. But it would be a great enhancement if LiveCode could fully  
implement animated cursors sometime.

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at

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