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Accomodating Different Screen Resolutions For Different Users

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How do most Access developers handle the issue of different database
users possibly running different screen resolutions? At the moment, I
design for the worst case scenario ie. 800 x 600 screen resolution. I
use sized forms that will fit onto the screen at that resolution. The
obvious downside is that for users who are running higher resolutions
the application is not utilising the whole screen.

I would be interested in how other database designers handle this
issue. Do they use sized forms as I do or do they use maximized forms
with free space on the right and bottom edges?

I have seen a utility somewhere that resizes forms to the screen
resolution being used. Has anyone used this? Does it work properly and
is it worth the asking price?

I would appreciate any comments on this issue.
Nov 12 '05 #1
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On 24 Jan 2004 13:26:43 -0800 in comp.databases.ms-access,
cq*******@volcanomail.com (Wayne Aprato) wrote:
How do most Access developers handle the issue of different database
users possibly running different screen resolutions? At the moment, I
design for the worst case scenario ie. 800 x 600 screen resolution. I
use sized forms that will fit onto the screen at that resolution. The
obvious downside is that for users who are running higher resolutions
the application is not utilising the whole screen.

I would be interested in how other database designers handle this
issue. Do they use sized forms as I do or do they use maximized forms
with free space on the right and bottom edges?

I have seen a utility somewhere that resizes forms to the screen
resolution being used. Has anyone used this? Does it work properly and
is it worth the asking price?

I would appreciate any comments on this issue.


Asking price? The code is in the Access Developer's Handbook, that's
worth the price. That is what I use although I set the resolution in a
profile so that user can run it at 800x600 on a 1024 screen if they
choose.

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Nov 12 '05 #2

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Trevor Best <bouncer@localhost> wrote in message news:<cm********************************@4ax.com>. ..
The code is in the Access Developer's Handbook, that's
worth the price. That is what I use although I set the resolution in a
profile so that user can run it at 800x600 on a 1024 screen if they
choose.
I am trying to use the code that is in the book and I ma having some
problems. When I first open the database the form is resized
vertically but the horizontal is smaller than the original. (DB
designed in 800X600 and now viewed in 1024X768) When I go to design
view and then back to form view it is then properly scaled and all
looks good.

What am I missing?
Nov 12 '05 #3

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