How change the font size in vb Menu application?

I am using VB for develop an application, and i want to know if is possible change the font size of my menu
emviruenaAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

JBart_17Commented:
does not look like you can
http://forums.devx.com/showthread.php?t=39468
 
0
RobinSoftware EngineerCommented:
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

Open in new window

0
danaseamanCommented:
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

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
RobinSoftware EngineerCommented:
You're right. The HookMenu is a better alternative.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Visual Basic Classic

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.