Microsoft KB Archive/106719

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Article ID: 106719

Article Last Modified on 6/11/2007


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q106719


In Microsoft Excel, when you develop a custom application that will run on computers with different screen resolutions, it may be useful to determine the amount of space that different workspace elements such as the menu bar, formula bar, status bar and toolbars will use. After you determine the amount of space these element use, you can then determine how and where to position documents and which elements you want to be displayed.


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Sample Macro Code

The following example determines the height of the status bar:

Sub statusbarheight()

   'Declares the Variables as Integers
   Dim Nostatusbar as  Integer
   Dim Withstatusbar as  Integer
   Dim StatusHeight as  Integer
      Application.DisplayStatusBar = False         'Turns status off
      nostatusbar = Application.UsableHeight       'finds height without
                                                   'status bar
      Application.DisplayStatusBar = True          'Turns the status bar on
      withstatusbar = Application.UsableHeight     'Finds height with
                                                   'status bar on
      statusheight = nostatusbar - withstatusbar   'Determines the
      MsgBox ("The height of the status bar in points is " & statusheight)

End Sub

Additional query words: 8.00 xl97 Get.workspace(13) Get.Workspace(14) XL

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