Thread: Getting the screen resolution

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    Question Getting the screen resolution

    Is there a function that gets the resolution of the screen?

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    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <windows.h>
    int main(int argc, char *argv[]){
        DEVMODE res;
        printf("The screen resolution is %dx%d and %d bit per pixel\n",res.dmPelsWidth,res.dmPelsHeight,res.dmBitsPerPel);
        return 0;
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codeplug
    GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXSCREEN | SM_CXSCREEN);
    This function parameter isn't a flag, therefore you can't combine them (although you wrote twice SM_CXSCREEN).
    Should be
    int height = GetSystemMetrics(SM_CYSCREEN);
    int width =GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXSCREEN);
    Last edited by xErath; 10-26-2004 at 08:51 PM.

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