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Get Control Position ref Parent

Get Control Position ref Parent

Get Control Position ref Parent

I have the following which works well but I'm sure there a couple of API's which would do the job more smoothly

CODE -->

Private Function GetControlPosRefForm(ByVal Ctrl As Object) As POINTAPI

    'Returns the position of a Control, possibly nested inside Containers, with reference to the coordinates of the Parent Form's client area
    'Only viable if ScaleMode on the Form and all Containers is VbTwips

    Dim x!, y!

    x = Ctrl.Left
    y = Ctrl.Top
    Do Until TypeOf Ctrl.Container Is Form
        Set Ctrl = Ctrl.Container
        x = x + Ctrl.Left
        y = y + Ctrl.Top
    GetControlPosRefForm.x = x
    GetControlPosRefForm.y = y

End Function 

Any ideas?

RE: Get Control Position ref Parent

Well, if you like


Private Function GCPRF(ByVal Ctrl As Object) As POINTAPI
    Dim myPoint As POINTAPI
    Dim myRect As RECT
    GetWindowRect Ctrl.hwnd, myRect
    ClientToScreen Ctrl.Parent.hwnd, myPoint
    ' API all working in screen coordinates, i.e. pixels
    ' So, if result required in twips, must convert
    GCPRF.x = ScaleX(myRect.Left - myPoint.x, vbPixels, vbTwips)
    GCPRF.y = ScaleY(myRect.Top - myPoint.y, vbPixels, vbTwips)
End Function 

This should be more accurate, as your code fails to take borders into account

RE: Get Control Position ref Parent

Like very much. Thanks for your help again.

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