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My VB.Net app requires a minimum monitor resolution of 1024 x 768.
How to get user's screen resolution and set it to the minimum at runtime?
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Hi Bill,
My VB.Net app requires a minimum monitor resolution of 1024 x 768.
How to get user's screen resolution and set it to the minimum at
runtime? Thanks

You can get the screen resolution with

Screen.PrimaryS creen.Bounds ...

To change the screen resolution you need Windows API. But you shouldn't do
it, the resolution of the screen is something you should never touch.


Frank Eller
Nov 21 '05 #2

Here a link I saw that was provided in a message by Terry in this newsgroup.


I hope this helps,

Nov 21 '05 #3
"Bill Nguyen" <bi************ *****@jaco.com> schrieb:
My VB.Net app requires a minimum monitor resolution of 1024 x 768.
How to get user's screen resolution and set it to the minimum at runtime?

Monitor size:

'SystemInformat ion.PrimaryMoni torSize'
'SystemInformat ion.WorkingArea '
'SystemInformat ion.VirtualScre en'
'Screen.Primary Screen.Bounds'
'Screen.Primary Screen.WorkingA rea'

When using multiple monitors:

'Screen.AllScre ens'
Changing the screen resolution
<URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/dotnet/faqs/?id=setscreenre solution&lang=e n>

M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>
Nov 21 '05 #4
"Bill Nguyen" <bi************ *****@jaco.com> wrote in message
news:u%******** ********@tk2msf tngp13.phx.gbl. ..
My VB.Net app requires a minimum monitor resolution of 1024 x 768.
That's rather forward of you. Personally, I'd be asking

"What is the minimum monitor resolution [likely to be] used by
my user community?"
How to ... set it to the minimum at runtime?

You don't, even if you could assume that every monitor running
your application could [properly] support the resolution you want.

Users choose their screen resolution based on their physical
requirements (or esoteric leanings or just plain bl**y-minded
awkwardness); your applications, PITA though it may be,
should honour this.

Phill W.
Nov 21 '05 #5

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