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I am making modifications to another developer's project that has a form with a scrollbar.  I don't really get the jist of the cde, but on the form resize event, I am getting an overflow error on this line:
                 .Max = iFullFormHeigth - Me.Height

The value of (iFullFormHeigth - Me.Height) is 63435 at this point.

        With VScroll1
            .Height = Me.ScaleHeight - HScroll1.Height
            .Min = 0
            'MsgBox iFullFormHeigth - Me.Height
            .Max = iFullFormHeigth - Me.Height
            .SmallChange = Screen.TwipsPerPixelY * 10
            .LargeChange = Me.ScaleHeight - HScroll1.Height
        End With

Dim iFullFormHeigth As Long 'integer
Dim iFullFormWidth As Long 'integer

Private Sub Form_Resize()

VScroll1.Left = Me.Width - (1.45 * VScroll1.Width)
HScroll1.Top = Me.Height - (2.45 * HScroll1.Height)

Picture1.Left = VScroll1.Left
Picture1.Top = HScroll1.Top

'If the full screen is already showing,
'then disable the scrollbar
VScroll1.Enabled = (iFullFormHeigth - Me.Height) >= 0

'First, make sure we aren't minimized
If Me.ScaleHeight > HScroll1.Height And Me.Width > VScroll1.Width Then
    
    'If there is any more screen to see,
    'modify the scrollbar
    If VScroll1.Enabled Then
        With VScroll1
            .Height = Me.ScaleHeight - HScroll1.Height
            .Min = 0
            .Max = iFullFormHeigth - Me.Height
            .SmallChange = Screen.TwipsPerPixelY * 10
            .LargeChange = Me.ScaleHeight - HScroll1.Height
        End With

    'Otherwise, just resize the scrollbar for neatness
    Else: VScroll1.Height = Me.ScaleHeight - HScroll1.Height
    End If

    HScroll1.Enabled = (iFullFormWidth - Me.Width) >= 0
    If HScroll1.Enabled Then
        With HScroll1
            .Width = Me.ScaleWidth - VScroll1.Width
            .Min = 0
            .Max = iFullFormWidth - Me.Width
            .SmallChange = Screen.TwipsPerPixelX * 10
            .LargeChange = Me.ScaleWidth - VScroll1.Width
        End With

    Else: HScroll1.Width = Me.ScaleWidth - VScroll1.Width
    End If
End If
End Sub

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by:Meir Rivkin
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i don't see where you initialize the iFullFormHeigth variable.is ti possible you forgot?
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where do u initially set iFullFormHeigth?it doesn;t appear in the Form_Resize() function...
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by:Surone1
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it's probably trying to set a negative value..
if you uncomment the
MsgBox iFullFormHeigth - Me.Height
it will tell you the value before trying to set it..
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by:Delta7428
ID: 33521098
Surone1, See original post.  I did ucomment the line and check it.  Actually, I added the line to check it.  The value is 63435.

Here is the rest of the code.  iFullFormHeigth is set in the form load event in GetFullSize proc.
Private Sub Form_Load()
    GetFullSize
End Sub

Private Sub GetFullSize()
Dim ctl As Control
Dim fullhtemp As Long
Dim fullvtemp As Long

fullhtemp = 0
fullvtemp = 0
If Me.WindowState = vbMinimized Then Exit Sub
For Each ctl In Me.Controls
        'If ctl.Name <> "timer1" Then
            If ctl.Top + ctl.Height > fullvtemp Then fullvtemp = ctl.Top + ctl.Height
            If ctl.Left + ctl.Width > fullhtemp Then fullhtemp = ctl.Left + ctl.Width
        'End If
Next
iFullFormHeigth = fullvtemp + HScroll1.Height
iFullFormWidth = fullhtemp + VScroll1.Width
End Sub

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sorry, not paying attention..
i believe the width property is an integer. the value is too high
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by:Surone1
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should not be higher than 32767
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by:Surone1
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the following sub proves the theory

Sub showverflow()
Dim i As Integer
Do While True
i = i + 1
Loop
End Sub
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dim myvar as integer

if  iFullFormHeigth - Me.Height > 32767 then
myvar = 32767
else
myvar =  iFullFormHeigth - Me.Heigh
end if

'MsgBox iFullFormHeigth - Me.Height
 .Max = myvar
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