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Resize VB Form with Different Resolution

Posted on 2002-05-14
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Is there any free OCX i can download to resize my VB Application form based on different Display Resolution ? I want it to be able to resize the MDI parent / child form...i download one resizer OCX but it is unable to resize the MDI parent / child form....

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Alex Gan
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This can all be done in code in the Resize event procedures.

The procedure of resizing controls based on screen resolution is generally frowned upon because it causes an inconsistency among applications.

For example, suppose that you are running in 640x480 mode.  Most of your applications have relatively large fonts on a 15" monitor.  When switched to 1024x768, the fonts become relatively small on the same monitor.

If your application attempts to compensate for this, you will either have very small fonts (with lost resolution) in 640x480 mode, or very large fonts in 1024x768 mode which overwhelm the user and actually make the application harder to read because extra scolling is probably going to be needed.

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If you're talking about simple resizing of the form and (for example) adjusting the size of a status bar, that is done quite well through the Resize event.
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