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how to get screen size in Windows

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Does anybody know how to get screen size in Windows using c++ or MFC code? By size I mean current screen resolution in pixels.
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@amakalski:

> Does anybody know how to get screen size in Windows using c++ or MFC code? By
> size I mean current screen resolution in pixels.

Use the API call "GetSystemMetrics".  The SM_CXFULLSCREEN and SM_CYFULLSCREEN parameters will give you the width and height (respectively).

Hope That Helps,
Dex*
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thanks Dex,
it helped, the only thing I changed is SM_CX FULLSCREEN to SM_CXSCREEN and SM_CYFULLSCREEN to SM_CYSCREEN because previous ones return screen size less taskbar area, but I needed whole screen area
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