GetSystemMetrics

This is a discussion on GetSystemMetrics within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; when i try to find out what the current size of the screen is I keep getting the maximum size ...

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    GetSystemMetrics

    when i try to find out what the current size of the screen is I keep getting the maximum size for the screen. here is the code:

    Code:
    x = GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXSCREEN);
               
    TextOut(hdc,cxChar,cyChar,szBuffer,wsprintf(szBuffer,"Screen size is %i",x));
    I guess that I am using this wrong?

    [edit] I am not sure why it is putting a space in szBuffer

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    Do you want to get metrics for your window? Then you use either GetWindowRect or GetClientRect as appropriate. GetSystemMetrics will give you the size of the screen for the primary display.
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