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Scrollbars and MDI Child Forms

Posted on 1998-11-10
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-30

I want to create an MDI app,  with child windows. The child windows will display user input forms with standsrsd Vb controls.  However the Fom size may exceed the window size, so I will need to scroll around the form.

Is there a way to ensure the MDI child window has scrollbars

Question by:tinybear
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Expert Comment

ID: 1444121

Hi, I would use the pager control from Microsoft.
It displays little arrows when something exceeds the viewable


Author Comment

ID: 1444122
Can u give me more information re the Pager Control?  Ive not come across it before.


Author Comment

ID: 1444123
Can u p[rovide me with more info. i.e where to find this control?

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Accepted Solution

cybermoonlight earned 800 total points
ID: 1444124
either put two picture boxes inside the form, one of them being inside the other, then attach scroolbars and the necessary code,
or you could use the forms2 designer that comes with office 97 or IE 4, it has scrollbars already!!!
hope it helps.


Author Comment

ID: 1444125
Excellent.  Tried thge Forms 2.0 solution and it works.  I've not used the forms 2.0 designer before now.  Thanks

Expert Comment

ID: 1444126
if you need anymore help, ie you need the code, i will post it here on request..I would email it to you but our intranet service forbids the use of email....
by the way, Any questions you have, i will answer for free just send an email to me and i will try to get a hold of you...
my email is Cyber@anti-social.com

Author Comment

ID: 1444127
Thanks,  yeah a sampple of the code may be helpful.  Thanks

Expert Comment

ID: 1444128
sample code coming up!!
picScroller.BorderStyle = 0
    picContainer.BorderStyle = 0

    m_strCurrentProcedure = "VScroll_Change"
    picScroller.Height = frmMenu.FormHeights - 1000
    picScroller.Width = Me.Width - VScroll.Width - 100
    picContainer.Height = 5600 'This controls the size of the container
    picContainer.Width = Me.Width - 60
    VScroll.Top = 0
    VScroll.Left = picScroller.Width + 50
    VScroll.Height = picScroller.Height
    VScroll.Max = picContainer.Height - picScroller.Height
    VScroll.Visible = picScroller.Height < picContainer.Height
End Sub

Private Sub VScroll_Change()
' **************************************************
' * Make the form appear to scroll relative to the
' * scrollbar.
' **************************************************

    m_strCurrentProcedure = "VScroll_Change"
    picContainer.Top = -VScroll.Value
End Sub

picContainer & picScroller are the 2 picture boxes!!!
hope it helps...

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