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Dynamically resizing controls when form changes size?

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Does anyone know how to resize controls within a form when a user changes the size of the form. I want the controls to resize proportionately as the form size changes.
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Question by:BlakeMcKenna
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by:MacroShadow
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Take a look at the .Anchor property of pretty much any control. This resizes the control any time the parent is resized. The way I learned how to use the .Anchor properly was I started a blank project and added just about every control and used differnet anchors like: Left and Right or Left and Top, and see what happened when I maximized my form.

Edit - Start a new project and add a Datagridview, Button, and Textbox. Then press F7 and add this:

Option Strict On
Option Explicit On
Public Class Form1

    Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As System.Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        With Me
            .Text = "Anchor Test"
            .Size = New Size(300, 300)
        End With
        With DataGridView1
            .Location = New Point(13, 13)
            .Size = New Size(259, 208)
            .Anchor = AnchorStyles.Left Or AnchorStyles.Right Or AnchorStyles.Top Or AnchorStyles.Bottom
        End With
        With Button1
            .Location = New Point(12, 227)
            .Size = New Size(75, 23)
            .Anchor = AnchorStyles.Bottom Or AnchorStyles.Left
        End With
        With TextBox1
            .Location = New Point(93, 229)
            .Size = New Size(179, 20)
            .Anchor = AnchorStyles.Bottom Or AnchorStyles.Right Or AnchorStyles.Left
        End With
    End Sub
End Class

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by:BlakeMcKenna
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What about the Form_Resize() Event?
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by:MacroShadow
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What about it?
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by:BlakeMcKenna
ID: 39787037
I guess not!

What about controls within controls?
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by:MacroShadow
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Same logic applies.

Use the .Anchor property of the parent control, and within it the .Anchor property of the child control.
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by:BlakeMcKenna
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Sorry but I'm not following! I have attached an image of the Form I need to do this with. Can you be more specific plz?
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Set up your form and all of its controls, based on the above example set the location, size and anchor  of each control.
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