File Formats: Windows Animated Cursor (ANI)

ANI is an animated cursor (animated mouse pointer). This file format is used for reading and storing Windows Animated Cursors. The LEADTOOLS filter does not support transparency information within these files.

LEAD supports loading and saving multipage files in this format. Multipage ANI files will have a cursor as each page.

The file constants associated with this file format are:


Read Support

Write Support



1, 4, 8, 24 BPP

1, 4, 8, 24 BPP

[119] Windows Animated Cursor.

Required DLL: Leadtools.Codecs.Ani.Dll. For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application.

Related Formats: CUR - Windows Cursors, CLP - Microsoft Windows Clipboard Format, ICO - Windows Icons.

Platform Support

Extension Module Value Win32 Win64 Net32 Net64 Linux Android Apple UWP MimeType Friendly Name
Ani ANI 119 Windows Animated Cursor (AN

For a complete list for supported file formats, see Summary of All Supported File Formats.

For details of the file formats supported across products and platforms, refer to File Format Comparison Chart.

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