Size chart control in window of user monitor.

rckrch used Ask the Experts™
I am trying to write code that will determine the resolution of the screen the user is using in order to properly size charts.  I am having trouble getting anything to work. Can someone please help? I am using ASP.Net chart control and

Following is code that does not work.

Thanks for the help.

Dim CurScreenWidth As Integer = Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Width
        Dim CurScreenHeight As Integer = Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Height
        Dim DesignWidth As Integer = 1680        
Dim DesignHeight As Integer = 1050 
        Dim WidthRatio As Single
        Dim HeightRatio As Single

        WidthRatio = CurScreenWidth / DesignWidth
        HeightRatio = CurScreenHeight / DesignHeight

        Dim ChartWidth As Single = DesignWidth * WidthRatio * 0.96         
Dim ChartHeight As Single = DesignHeight * HeightRatio * 0.85

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Hi rckrch,

The problem seems to be lines 7 and 8, where you're dividing integers.  Convert to the integers to a float or real type and your code should work.

        WidthRatio = (single)CurScreenWidth / (single)DesignWidth
        HeightRatio = (single)CurScreenHeight / (single)DesignHeight

Good Luck!


Thanks Kent for the reply.  However, the WidthRatio and HeightRatio work fine.  I get the appropriate result for the variables.  The formula in the code returns the correct numbers, but the chart size is still not adjusted to the screen resolution.
Oh.  Ok.  :)

What's the context of this code?  It looks like the snippet is creating the variables ChartWidth and ChartHeight, and setting them.  The values need to be stored in the variables (properties) that are associated with the control.
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This code is in the page load.  The chart width property  is set in this procedure with Chart1.Width = ChartWidth.  Stepping through the procedure I get all of the variables to calculate correctly, but the chart dimensions are much smaller that the screen.  This works on my development server, but not on the production server.
I've never experienced this.  I've only read of similar behavior reported by others, and it has been reported quite often.

It seems that the cause is almost always a conflict with other installed software.  A registry setting, common DLL, or other item that should be benign is causing a different behavior in different environments.

One trick that seems relevant here is to Lock and then UnLock the control.  It seems that the control can inherit a Locked status and explicitly locking and unlocking can clear it.

Give that a try.


I don't know what locking and unlocking a control means.
"Locked" is just a property of the form / control.

Chart1.Locked = true;
Chart1.Locked = false;

Try this just before you set the size.


"Locked" is not among the list of properties on my chart control.
Apologies.  I misunderstood and thought this was a VB object.

Let me do a bit more research.  Or maybe one of our other experts can join in.


I used a function in javascript to identify the variable for width 'document.getElementById('<%=PanelWidth.ClientID%>').value'.

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