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I have a picture box on a 1024 x 768 screen that measures 8.5 x 11 inches.  I would like for it to have the same dimensions on a higher resolution screen. Any suggestions experts?  Tks in advance.
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Please note you cannot fix the "real" size of a picture box on any screen. After all, you don't know if the screen is 21", 23" or even 27", as all these screens probably have 1920 x 1080 resolution. You can imagine, if your code works on a 21" screen, with code for 1920 x 1080 resolution, on the 27" screen it's actually bigger. And VB.net (or any other programming code) actually cannot tell how much inch a screen is.
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Kimputer.............many thanks for your response.  Makes sense.

I worked around it a bit by using this code when the application starts:

        Dim GetWidth = Screen.PrimaryScreen.WorkingArea.Width
        Dim GetHeight = Screen.PrimaryScreen.WorkingArea.Height
        picCanvas.Width = picCanvas.Width * (GetWidth / 1024)
        picCanvas.Height = picCanvas.Height * (GetHeight / 768)

It is not perfect, but it gets the dimensions close enough for me

Thanks again.
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