Solved

Windows Scripting, determing the screen area settings with vbscript.

Posted on 2004-08-19
4
132 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
How do I determine the screen area settings using vbscript. I want copy a shortcut from a central location based on the screen area.
0
Comment
Question by:mdavisba
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
Colosseo earned 125 total points
ID: 11841379
Hi

to get the screen width and height you could use

Set oWMIService = GetObject( "winmgmts://./root/cimv2" )
Set oItems = oWMIService.ExecQuery( "Select * from Win32_DisplayConfiguration", , 48 )

  ' Get width and height
  For Each oItem in oItems
      str_Width = oItem.PelsWidth
      str_Height = oItem.PelsHeight
  Next

  ' Display width and height
  Msgbox "Width: " & str_Width & " height: " & str_Height

' Tidyup
Set oItems = Nothing
Set oWMIService = Nothing

HTH

Regards

Scott
0
 

Author Comment

by:mdavisba
ID: 11842374
Thanks Scott,

I worked out a less reliable method, this way works a lot faster.

I am trying copy a shortcut to the desktop, however, the script does not have enough permissions. Any Ideas?
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Colosseo
ID: 11910256
Hi Mdavisba

Sorry its been a while I must have missed you comment.

Are you still having problems creating the shortcut?

Cheers

Scott
0
 

Author Comment

by:mdavisba
ID: 11910809
In the end I did not need to create the shortcut, all I needed to do is the script to determine the screen size and then run an application with appropriate switches.
0

Featured Post

Edgartown IT Case Study

Learn about Edgartown's quest to ensure the safety and security of the entire town's employee and citizen data. Read the case study!

Question has a verified solution.

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

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

707 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