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Hi i want to change the secondary display resolution, im using the following code
but it only changes the main display.

function NewRes(XRes, YRes: DWORD; devnum : cardinal): Integer;
var
DevMode: TDeviceMode;
lpDisplayDevice: TDisplayDevice;
begin

  lpdisplaydevice.cb := sizeof(lpdisplaydevice);
  EnumDisplayDevices(nil,devnum,lpDisplayDevice,0 );   

EnumDisplaySettings(lpdisplaydevice.DeviceName, 0, DevMode);
DevMode.dmFields := DM_PELSWIDTH or DM_PELSHEIGHT or
DM_DISPLAYFREQUENCY;
DevMode.dmPelsWidth := XRes;
DevMode.dmPelsHeight := YRes;
//DevMode.dmDisplayFrequency := Frequency;
Result := ChangeDisplaySettings(DevMode, 0);
end;

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Enum Display Settings gets information about one of the graphics modes for a single display device.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd162611(v=vs.85).aspx

I think you may have wanted to call EnumDisplayDevices instead.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd162609(v=vs.85).aspx

That is, only if you need that information.

ChangeDisplaySettings only changes the settings for the default display.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd183411(v=vs.85).aspx

If you need to change settings on other displays, use ChangeDisplaySettingsEx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd183413(v=vs.85).aspx

Let me know if you need more...
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by:Slinkkkk
ID: 38775069
Thx developmentguru,
Here goes the working code if someone else need it

function NewRes(XRes, YRes: DWORD; devnum : cardinal): Integer;
var
DevMode: TDeviceMode;
lpDisplayDevice: TDisplayDevice;
begin

  lpdisplaydevice.cb := sizeof(lpdisplaydevice);
  EnumDisplayDevices(nil,devnum,lpDisplayDevice,0 );   

EnumDisplaySettings(lpdisplaydevice.DeviceName, 0, DevMode);
DevMode.dmFields := DM_PELSWIDTH or DM_PELSHEIGHT or
DM_DISPLAYFREQUENCY;
DevMode.dmPelsWidth := XRes;
DevMode.dmPelsHeight := YRes;
//DevMode.dmDisplayFrequency := Frequency;
Result := ChangeDisplaySettingsEx (lpdisplaydevice.DeviceName,DevMode,0, (CDS_UPDATEREGISTRY), nil);
end;

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by:Slinkkkk
ID: 38775074
function NewRes(XRes, YRes: DWORD; devnum : cardinal): Integer;
var
DevMode: TDeviceMode;
lpDisplayDevice: TDisplayDevice;
begin

  lpdisplaydevice.cb := sizeof(lpdisplaydevice);
  EnumDisplayDevices(nil,devnum,lpDisplayDevice,0 );  

EnumDisplaySettings(lpdisplaydevice.DeviceName, 0, DevMode);
DevMode.dmFields := DM_PELSWIDTH or DM_PELSHEIGHT or
DM_DISPLAYFREQUENCY;
DevMode.dmPelsWidth := XRes;
DevMode.dmPelsHeight := YRes;
//DevMode.dmDisplayFrequency := Frequency;
Result := ChangeDisplaySettingsEx (lpdisplaydevice.DeviceName,DevMode,0, (CDS_UPDATEREGISTRY), nil);
end;
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