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How do I get the size of the window elements?

Posted on 2011-02-10
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How do I get the size of the window border (left/right/bottom)?
How do I get the height of application's main menu?

(Delphi 7, Win XP, Win 7)
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Question by:cubic77
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by:pasolo
ID: 34865700

Height, in pixels, of a single-line menu bar:
GetSystemMetrics(SM_CYMENU)

Same function with
SM_CXBORDER, SM_CYBORDER
Width and height, in pixels, of a window border
For windows with 3D look use:
SM_CXEDGE, SM_CYEDGE
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by:cubic77
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> For windows with 3D look use:

So normal windows in Win 7 have 3D look?
What about Win XP?
Or normal/3D look is dictated by the themes (enabled/disable)?
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by:cubic77
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Nope.
The SM_CYEDGE and SM_CYBORDER is not working.
They return 1 and 2 pixels while the border/frame around my windows (standard Win 7 with Aero interface) is 7.
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by:cubic77
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I think what I needed was SM_CYSIZEFRAME.
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pasolo earned 2000 total points
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This is the right approach:

NONCLIENTMETRICS metrics;
memset(&metrics,0,sizeof(metrics));
metrics.cbSize = sizeof(NONCLIENTMETRICS);

BOOL result = SystemParametersInfo(SPI_GETNONCLIENTMETRICS,
                                       0,
                                       &metrics,
                                       0);
int borderWidth = metrics.iBorderWidth;
int menuHeight = metrics.iMenuHeight;

PS: I can do in Delphi but conversions is easy, let me know if necessary
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