Solved

Form Display Problem

Posted on 2000-03-17
8
150 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I've completed a VB6 project, packaged it and deployed it to CD.  It works, but when the program is loaded onto a laptop/notebook some of the forms do not cover the entire screen and stuff that was/is centered on PC isn't centered anymore.  I have the forms maximized, but it doesn't show on the laptop.  THis effect seems especially severe on gradient forms.  How can I fix it so that no matter what platform the program is loaded on, the user sees the same display??
0
Comment
Question by:DrJax
8 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:harnal
ID: 2629063
Make sure you have the WindowState design time property set to TRUE.

Or

Sub formName_onLoad()

formName.windowState = 2 'maximized

end sub

Either will maximize the for any monitor.

Good luck!
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:SirNick
ID: 2629069
Have you got it on the same setting?

i.e  800 x 600 True colour
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:harnal
ID: 2629163
I'm sorry i misunderstood the question.  If you have the forms maximized go the the VB IDE and go the View and select form layout and verify if the perticular forms are centered there.

Casey
0
Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:paulstamp
ID: 2629280
This may well be something to do with screendrivers. With some notepad computers there may be a viewable area different to the actual resolution, ie the visible screen may be 800x600 but the screendriver allows panning around an area of 1024x768. In this case your app will think it has 1024x768 to play with when it hasn't which may cause problems.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
pclement earned 50 total points
ID: 2629290
If I understand your description correctly it sounds like you're having a resolution independence problem. There are a number of ActiveX controls that can help you resolve this issue and if it's severe might be the best route to take.

See if the following helps:

http://www.lyoung.com/

0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:vbWayne
ID: 2629329
there is other code out there...frmElastic and it's not shareware it's freeware..I'm at work so I don't have the code with me but I have it at home ...if you want a copy of the code
enyaw24@yahoo.com and I'll send it to you this weekend.
Wayne
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:AzraSound
ID: 2629603
I remember seeing a similar post before involving the same problem when installing their app onto a laptop.  Leads me to believe that it is most likely a screendriver problem.  Especially if none of these other proposed answers are the solution. Just to check you can always put this in your form_load event:

Me.Height = Screen.Height
Me.Width = Screen.Width
Me.Top = 0
Me.Left = 0
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:johnczimm
ID: 2629655
I've had the same problem.  If the program is installed on different models of laptops and some work and some don't, it could be the video driver on the laptop.  I found that if I had the users download and load the most current drivers from the internet the problem was fixed in almost every case.  Don't know why, but it might be worth a look.
 
0

Featured Post

Courses: Start Training Online With Pros, Today

Brush up on the basics or master the advanced techniques required to earn essential industry certifications, with Courses. Enroll in a course and start learning today. Training topics range from Android App Dev to the Xen Virtualization Platform.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Article by: Martin
Here are a few simple, working, games that you can use as-is or as the basis for your own games. Tic-Tac-Toe This is one of the simplest of all games.   The game allows for a choice of who goes first and keeps track of the number of wins for…
You can of course define an array to hold data that is of a particular type like an array of Strings to hold customer names or an array of Doubles to hold customer sales, but what do you do if you want to coordinate that data? This article describes…
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…

815 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now