How do I change the hieght of a combo box or datepicker without changint the font/size

Posted on 2006-04-18
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In VB.net I cannot change the hieght of a combo box or datepicker without changing the font/size.  Is there a workaround ?
Question by:bczingo
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A combo box by definition is only one "item" high. It's designed to save you screen real estate. If you click on the arrow, its height will increase to accommodate the MaxDropDownItems you indicate in the Properties. If you change the DropDownStyle to simple, then you adjust the height. If you are talking about changing the height of the one item that appears by default, then you are correct: its height is tied to the font size. Another example of Microsoft trying to do our thinking.

The DateTimePicker is also tied to the font size.

Of course, all of this can be subverted by deriving your own combo box or date time thingy from the ones Microsoft provides. There is lots of info here and elsewhere on how to do that.


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Where might I find this info on deriving my own combo box?

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ctm5 earned 1000 total points
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Do a search here. Or try  codeproject.com. Lots of info.

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