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Is there a method using VB to determine the position on an Access(2002-2003) form at the upper left corner of the form window?  I need this information for cases where the window is sized smaller than the size of the form (scroll bars are present) and the user has adjusted the vertical/horizontal scrollbar position.

Any method for determing the area of the form contained within the current window would be helpful.

Thanks,

Craig Harrington
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Hello Capricon1

Thanks for the reply.  I reviewed the links that you provided and it seems they solve a problem of rescaling a form and its controls to fit a new window size.  My problem is somewhat different in that I am trying to position certain form objects based on a knowing what portion of the form is being viewed in the current window.

I have attached a screenshot to help clarify my problem.
https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/ee-stuff/5635-Example.JPG

Thanks for your help

Craig Harrington

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i don't exactly understand what you want to do, but to position a form when it opens you can use this

docmd.MoveSize right,down,width,height  

values in twips
1 inch=1440 twips

also see this link

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=210141
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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you can start with
docmd.movesize 0,0

the right and down values determines the position of the upper left corner of the form with respect to the  access window
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I understand how to locate/move the control.  But before I can position a control I must understand where my view is positioned on the form.  I need to determine where the user has "scrolled" within the current window to view a certain portion of the form (similar to my example screen shot).

I was hoping to be able to locate the current view by understanding the relative location of this view with respect to the form.  Alternatively, if I could understand to current scroll position then I could then I could compute the form position.

Does this explain my issue better?

Thanks for the help.

Craig
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 2000 total points
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sorry, but ....

from the link i posted above

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In Microsoft Access, you can use the WindowWidth and WindowHeight form properties to determine the current width and height of the window that a form is contained in.
********* However, there are no properties to determine the window's right and down measurements (these measurements are commonly used in the MoveSize macro action to position a form window). ********

The right and down measurements, along with the width and height, are useful if you want to position a form side-by-side with another form. The following examples show you how to create and use the GetFormDimensions Sub procedure to get these measurements and to use them to position a form to the right of, and then below, another form by using the MoveSize macro action.

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I was hoping to find a simplier VBA based method rather than direct API calls but if that's the only way.

Thanks for your efforts.

Craig
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I was able to drop-in the MS Support code quite easily.  It works fine.

Thanks again.

Craig
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