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How to resize the background image of a form

Posted on 2011-09-23
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Dear Experts,

I have put a background image on a borderless form.
And wrote code to move and resize the form.
Everyting works great.

But when I resize the form the background image
doesn't resize too. In picture1 you see a borderless
form that hasn't resized yet. And picture 2 you see
what happens when you resize the form.

What can I fix this.?

Who knows the answer and is willing to help me?

Greetings,

Peter Kiers
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Picture2.jpg
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Hi Peter.
I assume this is a Windows  Forms project?
If yes, have you set the property "BackgroundImageLayout" from "Tile" to "Stretch"?

Hope that helps,
Frank
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Background images are pixel for pixel and don't resize , at least until CSS3.  Here http://css-tricks.com/766-how-to-resizeable-background-image/ are some techniques but I don't know if they will apply to what you are trying to do.

What has traditionally been done is to make the background image a slice that is tall enough to cover any height that you want and then let it repeat in the x-direction.
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by:peterkiers
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This is a Windows Form project.
and set the backgroundIMageLayout from Tile to scretch helps
but distor the image.

Peter Kiers
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by:effes
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Sadly that's the effect when you stretch a bitmap.

If you just want to mimic a titlebar with the darker area at top you could put a panel there and give it the the color you want. Is that an option?
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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You could also just draw the titlebar area of the form in the Paint() event as a darker rectangle.
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