XSL XSL - 7 months ago 40
Javascript Question

Change cursor to loading animation

Hey,
I've got a few loading bars that appear during any postbacks. How can I use CSS to have the cursor change into a custom loading animation? In examples I've come across, I can only turn the cursor into other preset images (such as an hourglass). Is it possible for me to use a custom gif as the cursor?
Thanks

Answer

See this article: http://beradrian.wordpress.com/2008/01/08/cross-browser-custom-css-cursors/

The cursor CSS property can take a url() value:

.my-cursor {
  cursor: url("mysite/cursor.png"), default;
}

Different browsers have different foibles. I haven't messed with this in years so I'm not sure what you might encounter as to browser support, and of course on mobile devices it's not relevant.