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Tip 175: Determining the Current Screen Resolution
December 5, 1995
This article explains how to determine the current screen resolution in a
Microsoft? Visual Basic? application.
Determining Horizontal and Vertical Screen Resolutions
When developing a Microsoft? Visual Basic? application, it may be necessary
to determine the current screen resolution. You can do this by retrieving
the TwipsPerPixelX and TwipsPerPixelY properties of the Screen object.
To determine the horizontal resolution of the screen, you retrieve the
value of the TwipsPerPixelX property. Next, you divide the screen's current
Height property by this value.
To determine the vertical resolution of the screen, you retrieve the value
of the TwipsPerPixelY property. Next, you divide the screen's current Width
property by this value.
This program shows how to determine the current screen resolution in a
Visual Basic application.
1. Create a new project in Visual Basic. Form1 is created by default.
2. Add a Text Box control to Form1. Text1 is created by default.
3. Add a Command Button control to Form1. Command1 is created by default.
4. Add the following code to the Click event for Command1:
Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim XTwips As Long
Dim YTwips As Long
Dim XPixels As Long
Dim YPixels As Long
XTwips = Screen.TwipsPerPixelX
YTwips = Screen.TwipsPerPixelY
YPixels = Screen.Height / YTwips
XPixels = Screen.Width / XTwips
Text1.Text = Str$(XPixels) + " x " + Str$(YPixels)
Run the example program by pressing F5. Click the Command Button control.
The current screen resolution appears in the Text Box control.