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Visual basic Font Size Problem vb6

Posted on 2004-09-21
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Hello I have designed a layout with a form and various
command buttons  and small font mode
(under windows display properties  : small font )

When I change the windows to large font size

the command buttons buttons change size
the listbox and listview has changed  position

What can i do ???
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Question by:Jimmyx1000
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by:EDDYKT
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Have you tried to use true font size like arial?
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by:Jaime Olivares
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Control dimensions are proportional to font size, in you increase the font size, button size will increase too.
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by:Erick37
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When you change from small to large (or normal) fonts in the display settings dialog, you may see a change in the value of screen.twipsperpixelx and screen.twipsperpixely.  This also makes your form's scalewidth and scaleheight values change.  So the positions of the controls may also be affected.

I had this problem a few years back, but found no easy fix.  It is tedious to position each control via code, so I opted to require the customer to use a predefined screen setting.  This is not a viable option for most applications.

The only thing I can suggest is do not assume that the value of twipsperpixel=15, sometimes it's 12.
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