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  1. #1
    Julie Lev Guest

    Help! What is the name of this commonly used Microsoft control!!


    People, please help me!

    There is a little gray triangle on the bottom of any new form during design
    time that indicates that this form can be resized if you pull it. This kind
    of triangle can be found on almost all Microsoft applications.
    We could I find it so I could use it on my form I need this triangle!

    THANK YOU.


  2. #2
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: Help! What is the name of this commonly used Microsoft control!!

    > There is a little gray triangle on the bottom of any new form
    > during design time that indicates that this form can be resized
    > if you pull it.


    Julie: The standard way to get a "shangle" on your form is to add a status
    bar (from "Windows Common Controls" -- MSCOMCTL.OCX, if you're using VB6) to
    the form. If you'd like the "shangle" without having to use an OCX, download
    the Grabber.zip sample from Karl Peterson's Web site
    ( http://www.mvps.org/vb/samples.htm ).
    ---
    Phil Weber

    P.S. -- This group is for VB-related announcements. In the future, you're
    more likely to get help with technical questions if you post them to one of
    the other VB groups, such as vb.general or vb.getting.started.



  3. #3
    Steve Guest

    Re: Help! What is the name of this commonly used Microsoft control!!


    Julie,

    This little triangle is the corner part of the Status Bar control. It comes
    from the MSCOMCTL.OCX file called the Microsoft Common Controls Library 6.0.
    Insert the component into your tool box and drag it on to your form. Hope
    this helps.

    Steve


    "Julie Lev" <julie_lev@altavista.com> wrote:
    >
    >People, please help me!
    >
    >There is a little gray triangle on the bottom of any new form during design
    >time that indicates that this form can be resized if you pull it. This

    kind
    >of triangle can be found on almost all Microsoft applications.
    >We could I find it so I could use it on my form I need this triangle!
    >
    >THANK YOU.
    >



  4. #4
    Rob Parsons Guest

    Re: Help! What is the name of this commonly used Microsoft control!!


    "Julie Lev" <julie_lev@altavista.com> wrote:
    >
    >People, please help me!
    >
    >There is a little gray triangle on the bottom of any new form during design
    >time that indicates that this form can be resized if you pull it. This

    kind
    >of triangle can be found on almost all Microsoft applications.
    >We could I find it so I could use it on my form I need this triangle!
    >
    >THANK YOU.
    >

    Julie, The resize handle (thats what it is called) appears on all windows
    of windows 32 operating systems. If you are codeing for 16bit windows operating
    systems (Win3x) you will have to emulate this functionallity by creating
    a picture box with the image of the resize handle contained within it. On
    the mouse down event of the image you will have to calculate and resize the
    form... A difficult programming exersize.(you will need to use windows api
    calls... search for articles using the api call "setwindow")

    If however you are using VB4+ on a 32 bit Windows OS then make sure that
    you have set the Border Property of your sizeable forms to "2-Sizeable".
    Thats it!



  5. #5
    mrfelis Guest

    Re: Help! What is the name of this commonly used Microsoft control!!

    Rob Parsons <eyecan@compuserve.com> wrote in message
    news:3ab978fd$1@news.devx.com...> If however you are using VB4+ on a 32 bit
    Windows OS then make sure that
    > you have set the Border Property of your sizeable forms to "2-Sizeable".
    > Thats it!


    Sorry to burst your bubble.

    I don't remember the resize handle automatically showing up on a VB 4 form,
    and it definately doesn't show up on a VB 5 or 6 form.


    --
    ~~~
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    ..em deppals nocaeB sivaM
    !draH
    ~~
    C'Ya,
    mrfelis@yahoo!com




  6. #6
    T. Bradley Dean Guest

    Re: Help! What is the name of this commonly used Microsoft control!!

    > !ti timda I ,KO
    > .em deppals nocaeB sivaM
    > !draH


    lol

    --
    Bradley Dean


    "mrfelis" <mrfelis@yahoo.NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
    news:3aba017e@news.devx.com...
    > Rob Parsons <eyecan@compuserve.com> wrote in message
    > news:3ab978fd$1@news.devx.com...> If however you are using VB4+ on a 32

    bit
    > Windows OS then make sure that
    > > you have set the Border Property of your sizeable forms to "2-Sizeable".
    > > Thats it!

    >
    > Sorry to burst your bubble.
    >
    > I don't remember the resize handle automatically showing up on a VB 4

    form,
    > and it definately doesn't show up on a VB 5 or 6 form.
    >
    >
    > --
    > ~~~
    > !ti timda I ,KO
    > .em deppals nocaeB sivaM
    > !draH
    > ~~
    > C'Ya,
    > mrfelis@yahoo!com
    >
    >
    >




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