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good day everyone,

i'm writing an app in which i would like to implement full-screen
capability.
i would like to know if there is a way of getting a program to cover the
whole
screen, such as in M$ word or in internet explorer. the only reason why i
mention ie and word is because they use some kind of an API method to handle
full sreen.
I know there is an easier way by maximizing the form window and setting it
to be TopMost and borderless,
but my program involves graphics and that makes for a very nasty resize and
flickering, even with double buffering.
so is there a way to do it through an API or some other method?

any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.
Nov 20 '05 #1
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'M$' is so childish...

it's not hard, just set topmost property of a form to true, set the
windowstate to maximized and set the formborderstyle to none...
"Doominato" <Bi******@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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good day everyone,

i'm writing an app in which i would like to implement full-screen
capability.
i would like to know if there is a way of getting a program to cover the
whole
screen, such as in M$ word or in internet explorer. the only reason why i
mention ie and word is because they use some kind of an API method to handle full sreen.
I know there is an easier way by maximizing the form window and setting it
to be TopMost and borderless,
but my program involves graphics and that makes for a very nasty resize and flickering, even with double buffering.
so is there a way to do it through an API or some other method?

any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.

Nov 20 '05 #2

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what kind of graphics anyways? topmost, boarderless and maxamized ive never
had a single problem with... it sounds like you need to optimize your
rendering procedures a lot if you have problems even with double buffered,
as for the API they do not use a special api to do what you stated in IE..
it's pretty much the max, boarderless, topmost.
"Doominato" <Bi******@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:6t****************@news01.bloor.is.net.cable. rogers.com...
good day everyone,

i'm writing an app in which i would like to implement full-screen
capability.
i would like to know if there is a way of getting a program to cover the
whole
screen, such as in M$ word or in internet explorer. the only reason why i
mention ie and word is because they use some kind of an API method to handle full sreen.
I know there is an easier way by maximizing the form window and setting it
to be TopMost and borderless,
but my program involves graphics and that makes for a very nasty resize and flickering, even with double buffering.
so is there a way to do it through an API or some other method?

any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.

Nov 20 '05 #3

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* "Doominato" <Bi******@hotmail.com> scripsit:
i'm writing an app in which i would like to implement full-screen
capability.
i would like to know if there is a way of getting a program to cover the
whole
screen, such as in M$ word or in internet explorer. the only reason why i
mention ie and word is because they use some kind of an API method to handle
full sreen.
I know there is an easier way by maximizing the form window and setting it
to be TopMost and borderless,
but my program involves graphics and that makes for a very nasty resize and
flickering, even with double buffering.
so is there a way to do it through an API or some other method?


DirectX...

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