Re: How to get dialog size?

"Scott McPhillips [MVP]" <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp>
Wed, 9 Apr 2008 12:33:25 -0400
"Bruce." <> wrote in message

"Scott McPhillips [MVP]" <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp> wrote in message

If these calls are in the dialog class then they get the size of the

Unfortunately, they do not. I have varied the size of the dialog, but
& ScreenToClient() alway return the size of the parent window where the
dialog sits. The numbers vary if I resize the parent window, but not if I
resize the dialog.

Is this "dialog" implemented in a class derived from CFormView? By "resize
the dialog" do you mean in the dialog editor?

CFormView is derived from CScrollView, which provides and manages the scroll
bars. It has several methods (GetDeviceScrollSizes) that give you access
and control of the scrolling. What happens is that CScrollView
automatically changes the size so the "dialog" will fill the available
client area of the mainframe window. If this is what you have, study the
CScrollView methods and the associated MFC source code to get a better

Scott McPhillips [VC++ MVP]

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