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Subject: RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions
Thread ID: 83768 Message ID: 83898 # Views: 147 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 7 Category: General VFP Topics
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 11:03:46 PM         
   


> > > > > My applications are currently developed on W98. Screens are 800x600.
> > > > >
> > > > > Happy days are now gone. The application has to work on any resolution setting.
> > > > >
> > > > > I'd like to code my application to detect the user resolution setting and adjust each form to fill the screen e.g. to 1024x768.
> > > > > However, in doing so, I'd ideally like the controls to proportionally reposition.
> > > > >
> > > > > I've been scouring the archives on this forum and have tried a number of the suggestions.
> > > > >
> > > > > I've tried Sizer2. Its great for 95% of my work, but in some screens with a large number of objects, some lose their relative alignment and in some cases can overlap.
> > > > >
> > > > > I've tested the reschange.scx from the STRUCT download. However, I don’t want to change the user resolution setting.
> > > > >
> > > > > If there's a solution for doing so, I'd settle for proportional repositioning, so the screen is always filled.
> > > > >
> > > > > However, I'd like to take advantage of longer and wider list controls as would be possible with the higher resolution.
> > > > > This would mean a) repositioning but NOT resizing controls (e.g. command buttons)
> > > > > b) repositioning AND resizing list controls and image controls.
> > > > >
> > > > > Ive been playing with sysmetric(1) and sysmetric(2) to detect the user screen resolution, then repositioning and resizing EACH control accordingly, by hard coding the top, left, width and height properties.
> > > > > It works perfectly on my W2000 computer and on XP.
> > > > > But… it’s a massive undertaking to hard code every screen in my application, for every possible screen resolution.
> > > > >
> > > > > Is there an easier way?
> > > > >
> > > > > George
> > > > > ideasforgardens.com

> > > >
> > > >
> > > > VFP9 controls have a new Anchor property. Check it out here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dv_foxhelp9/html/525f5ff6-eb50-4608-b63b-87b9b601f68d.asp. You may want to upgrade!
> > > > --
> > > > Eric den Doop
> > > > www.foxite.com - The Home Of The Visual FoxPro Experts

> > >
> > > Thanks for the very prompt reply Eric.
> > > I've been studying the VFP V9 anchor property, and it does indeed offer absolutely every alternative imaginable when resizing.
> > > I haven’t had the pleasure of using V9. As I understand it from the hyperlink article, the programmer has to assign an anchor value for every single control on the form.
> > > This is necessary to allow the positioning options and complete flexibility.
> > > In V9, does the anchor property show up under the Layout tab on the Properties box, e.g. similar to Fontsize?
> > >
> > >
> > > George

> >
> > Yes you can access the property from the Property window.
> > --
> > Eric den Doop
> > www.foxite.com - The Home Of The Visual FoxPro Experts

>
> Thanks again for the lightning fast response Eric!
>
> You've convinced me on the need to move to V9. This screen resolution thing has been worrying.
>
> A number of questions.
> My applications are VP V7 executables running under a VFP V7 menu.
> I use free tables, rather that a database.
>
> To upgrade my applications, can I simply add values into the anchor property and recompile existing programs with V9?
>
> George


Absolutely, George. Needless to say, you may find problems if forms saved in 9 are opened in 7.

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Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 12/12/2005 5:19:12 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by Eric den Doop @ 12/12/2005 5:34:51 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 12/13/2005 5:42:03 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by Eric den Doop @ 12/13/2005 5:47:15 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 12/13/2005 6:00:58 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by Dale Dedoroy @ 12/13/2005 11:03:46 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 12/14/2005 1:39:39 AM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by Dale Dedoroy @ 12/14/2005 6:00:28 AM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by Frank Cazabon @ 12/9/2006 6:40:31 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 12/10/2006 8:37:43 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by Frank Cazabon @ 12/11/2006 2:14:38 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 12/11/2006 3:46:23 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by Soykan OZCELIK @ 12/7/2006 1:01:41 AM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 12/7/2006 10:20:15 AM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by kevin woods @ 12/7/2006 11:42:03 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 1/21/2007 12:11:59 AM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by Mike Yearwood @ 1/20/2007 1:44:11 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 1/20/2007 11:49:10 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by Steve Hanlan @ 1/22/2007 11:16:48 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 1/22/2007 11:32:54 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by Ken Murphy @ 1/23/2007 1:40:56 AM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 1/23/2007 2:01:54 AM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by Ken Murphy @ 1/23/2007 2:21:53 AM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 1/29/2007 11:07:58 AM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by Ken Murphy @ 1/29/2007 1:06:17 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 1/29/2007 2:22:41 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by Ken Murphy @ 1/29/2007 3:31:13 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 1/29/2007 3:50:23 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by tushar @ 1/29/2007 4:12:41 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 1/29/2007 6:45:26 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by tushar @ 1/30/2007 5:47:10 AM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 1/30/2007 1:34:06 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by tushar @ 1/30/2007 2:15:47 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 1/30/2007 3:52:54 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by tushar @ 1/30/2007 5:09:35 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 1/31/2007 1:37:29 AM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by tushar @ 1/31/2007 7:05:55 AM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 1/31/2007 11:11:01 AM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by tushar @ 1/31/2007 1:57:16 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 1/31/2007 3:41:42 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by tushar @ 1/31/2007 3:56:37 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 1/31/2007 4:55:03 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by Ken Murphy @ 1/31/2007 5:04:43 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 1/31/2007 8:11:57 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by Ken Murphy @ 1/31/2007 8:32:47 PM
RE: Taking advantage of larger screen resolutions Posted by George Kelly @ 2/1/2007 12:23:07 AM