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User Guide > File Formats and Compressions > File Formats > File Formats Reference > CUR
Full Name Windows cursor
Format ID ImGearFormats.CUR
File Extension(s) *.cur
Data Type Raster image
Data Encoding Binary
Multi-Page Support Yes
Alpha Channel Support Single alpha channel for read/write (see Comments).
Metadata Update Support Page
ImageGear Platforms Support WIN32, WIN64, Unix, Unix64, .NET, .NET64, MAC

ImageGear Supported Versions

Windows 3.x

ImageGear Supported Features

ImageGear Read Support

ImageGear Write Support

ImageGear Filter Control Parameters



Cursor files consist of a file header (that is repeated several times), info headers, and cursor data. Cursor data contains an XOR mask bitmap and a monochrome AND mask bitmap. Whenever Windows draws a cursor, the AND bitmap is applied to whatever is on the screen. After that, the XOR bitmap is applied.

Files must be 255x255 pixels or less.

References Used

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