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How change the font size in vb Menu application?

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I am using VB for develop an application, and i want to know if is possible change the font size of my menu
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by:JBart_17
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does not look like you can
http://forums.devx.com/showthread.php?t=39468
 
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by:Robin
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You can by using the module 'modSysFonts' from http://www.thevbzone.com/modSysFonts.bas

and the following sample code (changes the font for the menu):



(answer also found on http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_23674316.html)



    Dim PreviousFont As StdFont
    Dim NewFont      As StdFont
 
    ' Get the previous font to be able to set it back to what it was before
    If GetSysFontA(PreviousFont, Me.hDC, cf_Menu) = True Then
        ' Create a new font to set it to
        Set NewFont = New StdFont
        With NewFont
            .Bold = False
            .Italic = False
            .Name = "Verdana"
            .Size = 16
            .Strikethrough = False
            .Underline = False
        End With
        ' Set the font to the newly created one
        If SetSysFontA(NewFont, Me.hDC, cf_Menu) = False Then
            MsgBox "ERROR"
        Else
            MsgBox "SUCESS!"
        End If
        ' Restore the font to what it was before
        SetSysFontA PreviousFont, Me.hDC, cf_Menu, True
    End If

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danaseaman earned 250 total points
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Changing system parameters is not considered a good practice even if you restore them when you are done. While your program is active, all other apps will have menus modified also. One way around this is to use a custom owner-draw menu that has a Font Property that will not affect other apps.

See HookMenu 1.5 (uses the current Vb menu) at http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=49985&lngWId=1

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by:Robin
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You're right. The HookMenu is a better alternative.
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