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API: System Metrics

Author(s)
Dev Ashish

(Q)    How do I find out what the current screen resolution is or what the screen size is?

(A)    You can use the GetSystemMetrics API to return these and many other items.  Use the posted function as an example to return the values you need.

'***************** Code Start **********************
' This code was originally written by Dev Ashish.
' It is not to be altered or distributed,
' except as part of an application.
' You are free to use it in any application,
' provided the copyright notice is left unchanged.
'
' Code Courtesy of
' Dev Ashish
'
Private Declare Function apiGetSys Lib "user32" _
    Alias "GetSystemMetrics" (ByVal nIndex As Long) As Long

Private Const SM_CXSCREEN = 0
Private Const SM_CYSCREEN = 1
Private Const SM_CXVSCROLL = 2
Private Const SM_CYHSCROLL = 3
Private Const SM_CYCAPTION = 4
Private Const SM_CXBORDER = 5
Private Const SM_CYBORDER = 6
Private Const SM_CXDLGFRAME = 7
Private Const SM_CYDLGFRAME = 8
Private Const SM_CYVTHUMB = 9
Private Const SM_CXHTHUMB = 10
Private Const SM_CXICON = 11
Private Const SM_CYICON = 12
Private Const SM_CXCURSOR = 13
Private Const SM_CYCURSOR = 14
Private Const SM_CYMENU = 15
Private Const SM_CXFULLSCREEN = 16
Private Const SM_CYFULLSCREEN = 17
Private Const SM_CYKANJIWINDOW = 18
Private Const SM_MOUSEPRESENT = 19
Private Const SM_CYVSCROLL = 20
Private Const SM_CXHSCROLL = 21
Private Const SM_DEBUG = 22
Private Const SM_SWAPBUTTON = 23
Private Const SM_RESERVED1 = 24
Private Const SM_RESERVED2 = 25
Private Const SM_RESERVED3 = 26
Private Const SM_RESERVED4 = 27
Private Const SM_CXMIN = 28
Private Const SM_CYMIN = 29
Private Const SM_CXSIZE = 30
Private Const SM_CYSIZE = 31
Private Const SM_CXFRAME = 32
Private Const SM_CYFRAME = 33
Private Const SM_CXMINTRACK = 34
Private Const SM_CYMINTRACK = 35
Private Const SM_CXDOUBLECLK = 36
Private Const SM_CYDOUBLECLK = 37
Private Const SM_CXICONSPACING = 38
Private Const SM_CYICONSPACING = 39
Private Const SM_MENUDROPALIGNMENT = 40
Private Const SM_PENWINDOWS = 41
Private Const SM_DBCSENABLED = 42
Private Const SM_CMOUSEBUTTONS = 43
Private Const SM_CMETRICS = 44

Function fGetSysStuff(strWhat As String) As String
Dim strRet As String
    Select Case LCase(strWhat)
        Case "resolution": strRet = apiGetSys(SM_CXSCREEN) & "x" _
                                        & apiGetSys(SM_CYSCREEN)
        Case "windowsize": strRet = apiGetSys(SM_CXFULLSCREEN) & "x" _
                                        & apiGetSys(SM_CYFULLSCREEN)
    End Select
    fGetSysStuff = strRet
End Function
'***************** Code End **********************

1998-2002, Dev Ashish & Arvin Meyer, All rights reserved. Optimized for Microsoft Internet Explorer