Re: How to increase the CComboBox drop-down size ?

"Tom Serface" <>
Fri, 27 Apr 2007 07:17:39 -0700
I kind of agree with Ajay. I'm glad on the new release of VS 2005 it
actually sets a default size for the combo box rather than just have it be
flat by default. I think it shows like 3 lines, but at least it's
something. I tend to make it as large as I'd want it resizes smaller as
needed depending on how many items are in it.


"Ajay Kalra" <> wrote in message

On Apr 26, 12:12 pm, Joseph M. Newcomer <> wrote:

The problem with design-time sizing is that you can ONLY drag the size as
far as the mouse
can go, and that doesn't tell you where the combo box is sitting at the
time it is dropped
down. And you may be designing on an 800x600 display and the user will
be running on a
1900x1200 display with a different font size font. Rather than try to
account for all of
these at design time, I decided it was easier to compute it on-the-fly.

For most situations, sizing at design time works fine. In special
situations, you can do so programmatically at the run time. We exposed
our combobox height thru object model (COM) and always computed the
height programmatically.

For OP it would appear that design time height might be sufficient.


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