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Get Screen Resolution

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Option Compare Database
Option Explicit

'Module Declarations
Global Const WM_HORZRES = 8
Global Const WM_VERTRES = 10

Declare Function WM_apiGetDeviceCaps _
Lib "gdi32" Alias "GetDeviceCaps" _
(ByVal hdc As Long, ByVal nIndex As Long) As Long
Declare Function WM_apiGetDesktopWindow _
Lib "user32" Alias "GetDesktopWindow" () As Long
Declare Function WM_apiGetDC _
Lib "user32" Alias "GetDC" _
(ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long
Declare Function WM_apiReleaseDC _
Lib "user32" Alias "ReleaseDC" _
(ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal hdc As Long) As Long
Declare Function WM_apiGetSystemMetrics _
Lib "user32" Alias "GetSystemMetrics" _
(ByVal nIndex As Long) As Long

Function xg_GetScreenResolution() As String
'return the display height and width
Dim DisplayHeight As Integer
Dim DisplayWidth As Integer
Dim hDesktopWnd As Long
Dim hDCcaps As Long
Dim iRtn As Integer

'* make API calls to get desktop settings
hDesktopWnd = WM_apiGetDesktopWindow() 'get handle to desktop
hDCcaps = WM_apiGetDC(hDesktopWnd) 'Get Display Context
DisplayHeight = WM_apiGetDeviceCaps(hDCcaps, WM_VERTRES)
DisplayWidth = WM_apiGetDeviceCaps(hDCcaps, WM_HORZRES)
iRtn = WM_apiReleaseDC(hDesktopWnd, hDCcaps)


xg_GetScreenResolution = DisplayWidth & "x" & DisplayHeight

End Function

 

 

 

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