Posted on 2001-07-27
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Well I hava a problem... I must show a picture but when the piscture is bigger than teh object is doesn't shows comlpetly.... I want to add a scrollbar but I don't know how to implement it
can U explain me??? please
if you have code is better for me..
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The best way I've found is to drop the picturebox into a frame along with the scrollbar(s), then have the scrollbars min set to 0, max set to frame.width - scrollbar.width, then add code to the Scroll event procedure to move the picture based on the negative of the value.

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Well you could also use the image control instead of the picture control. The image control has a property called stretch which will stretch the picture to the size of the image control reducing or increasing the size of the picture.

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viklele earned 100 total points
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A couple of options :

1. Use Imaging for Windows (Kodak / Wang imaging control). It will provide a lot (believe me .. a lot) of additinal functionality too. Downside ... you can't distribute Kodak/Wang imaging control ... though it is free).

2. Create a scrollable view port and put your picture control indei that. I wouldn't say that making scrollable viewport is difficult, but its not something that one does everyday.

3. Buy third party view port control (VSView is one I know .. there must be a few more out there).

There is an implementation of scrollable viewport available in MSDN site. I ma providing the URL here, I see no point in cut-pasting the code here.



search for Q186429 on, you will get a few more references and eloberations on microsoft's implementation.

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you should refer MSDN , i has complete example for your scenario.

Basically it is PIP - PictureBox in PictureBox, and you have scroll bars - you can use intrinsic scrollbars or flat scrollbars.

The innner picturebox has property somewhat in effect which says - stretch to picture size.
which must be set to true.

Since it is there in MSDN, I will paste the code/link if you need it.


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I have made exactly what amit and others describe. If you can't find it in MSDN, let me know and I'll paste an example .frm file here.

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Here's a file over the net for you:


Description: Use a small map window to let the user view a larger picture (26K)

That's it!

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