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    Question resizing form based on resolution

    I'm trying to find a way to dynamically resize my forms based on the users monitor resolution.

    I tried using the demo of ShrinkerStretcher. Which works but on my normal monitor it doesn't show up correctly. The words are blurry.
    http://www.peterssoftware.com/ss.htm


    What would be the best way to do it using VBA? When the project started they said everyone would have the same monitors and resolution. Now that we are about to release all that has changed and now i'm scrambling to figure this out.

    Thank you for any help

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    When developing applications you should always think about the minimum screen resolution that the app will run under and size accordingly. Also ensure that your startup position is Centre of screen.

    David

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    dcrake,
    I agree that the lowest resolution is where I would have started but I was told originally that everyone was using 19 inch monitors with resolution of 1280 x 1024. This app is only going to be used by 10 or so people originally. Now there is much more and not just at my location there will be people using it from other locations.

    I just changed my resolution here to what I think will be the lowest and I'm working on getting everything to fit on the screen.

    Thanks for the help

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    Thats the problem when the developer has got a nice big monitor with plenty of memory and high spec CPU. You can never really bench test it on a bog standard machine. Remember those who provide system specs always lie. Don't take everything for granted.

    David

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    David,
    LOL
    You are exactly right. Live and learn.

    Thank You

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