Change screen resolution

I want my program to change the resolution to, say 800x600, and then when it is over, revert back to the original resolution. Any ideas?


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  • : I want my program to change the resolution to, say 800x600, and then when it is over, revert back to the original resolution. Any ideas?
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    i think you'll have to use Direct X there.
  • : : I want my program to change the resolution to, say 800x600, and then when it is over, revert back to the original resolution. Any ideas?
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    : i think you'll have to use Direct X there.
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    There is a ChangeDisplaySetting API - no need to mess with DirectX here.

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    thanks this is what I was looking for... I'll look up how to use it


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    I looked up ChangeDispaySetting but I couldn't find out the parameters or usage. Any help?




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    : : : There is a ChangeDisplaySetting API - no need to mess with DirectX here.
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    : I looked up ChangeDispaySetting but I couldn't find out the parameters or usage. Any help?
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    My fault, probably - I forgot an "s". It was ChangeDisplaySetting[b]s[/b].

    Here ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/gdi/devcons_7gz7.asp ) you can find all of the documentation there is. I used it a few times in C++ programs, and definitely works fine.

    In VB, you should declare a DEVMODE Type, replacing DWORDs with Longs and shorts with Integers, then pass it ByRef as first parameter to ChangeDispaySettings.
    As for the various constants, you can look them up in the C++ headers that come in the Platform SDK - just use the Windows "Find files", and search for the constants - they are text, after all.
  • You can score an API guide (exe) for VB at http://www.mentalis.org/agnet/apiguide.shtml

    Some of the examples are a bit flaky (comment problems), but it's a handy resource to have...

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    : : : There is a ChangeDisplaySetting API - no need to mess with DirectX here.
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    : :
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    : I looked up ChangeDispaySetting but I couldn't find out the parameters or usage. Any help?
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    :
    :
    :
    : _____ __________ _____
    : _____-[red]SUPERJOE30[/red]-_____
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  • : You can score an API guide (exe) for VB at http://www.mentalis.org/agnet/apiguide.shtml
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    : Some of the examples are a bit flaky (comment problems), but it's a handy resource to have...


    I downloaded this API guide; it was very helpful. Thanks.



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