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Designing VB applications with user interfaces that can display properly on any screen resolution is a quite hard task and coding is significantly time-consuming.


ActiveResize control comes to solve this problem by making your application completely resolution-independent, without the need to write any code! This enables you to design the user interface of your applications at any screen resolution and have them look exactly the same on any system with any screen resolution. This gives your applications a more professional appearance and allow them to run on the entire range of display devices.


ActiveResize control not only adjusts your forms to the active screen resolution, but also automatically resizes the height, width, font size and position of all controls on a Visual Basic form when the form loads and whenever the form is resized either by the user or by code, without requiring you to write a single line of code!


ActiveResize control can handle any type of controls and can handle even controls that are nested within container controls (e.g. controls inside picture boxes or frames). It also supports the Sheridan SSTab control (currently Microsoft Tabbed Dialog control) and any controls inserted on it. Furthermore, it can handle any type of data grids including the DBGrid, DataGrid, MSFlexGrid and MSHFlexGrid.


The new versions (3.x) of ActiveResize also support all Sheridan controls & Grids (SSDBGrid, SSOleDBGrid, SSDBCombo etc.), the MS Toolbar control, the MS Calendar control and the MS StatusBar control. In addition, it supports the Janus GridEx grid control, the ESRI MapObjects control (GIS control) and the 3D Active Button Magic controls. Moreover, it automatically resizes the form background picture and the image contents (the picture) of any Picture Box control on the form.


ActiveResize control allows you to specify a minimum and maximum height and width for your form and whether the form can be maximized and minimized to ensure that the controls on the form will always be visible correctly. Furthermore, it enables you to save the form state (its location and the size / position of all controls) and then restore the form to the last saved state at any later time. In addition, ActiveResize enables you to individually exclude any control from being resized and / or repositioned, while giving you full control over which properties of the control should be excluded when the controls are resized.


ActiveResize does all this without the need to write any code. Just drop the control on the form! It can't get easier than that!


ActiveResize is available in three versions: Professional, Standard and Lite. It works on all 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms and can be used in Microsoft Visual Basic version 5 & 6. The control is invisible at run-time.


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