FORM size and position

Hi, I am tring to build an application with VB6.0.  This application will be run on different comps with different screen resolution.  Is there any way to design the form to be display at full screen(or a fixed size) regardless what screen resolution it is?  Also is there any way to format the fonts on the form (like cascading style sheet in HTML) so that their sizes won't be changed if the user switches their screen font to be bigger or smaller?
many thanks.
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PBuckCommented:
Hello Joett,

Here are a few suggestions.  To display your app at full screen, simply try this code in your form_load event:

Me.WindowState = vbMaximized

A few of the steps we take here is to design always using small fonts.  Because small fonts look just fine on a large font machine where the large font design looks horrible on a small font PC.  

Try to download a free or purchase a good resizer control, this will usually allow font resizing or not.  So if your choose not to resize your fonts from the resizer it will mostly likely look as you designed it (I personally use one called SOD).    http://home.a-city.de/dmitri.sorokine/

Finally, my last suggestion would be to use an web browser within your VB app if you are really concerned with the browser style look.  There are many examples of this on planet-source code.  

http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/

Hope this helps some.

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