1. Kari Paukku
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Thursday, 12 October 2023 08:20 AM UTC


I don't appear to be able to figure out how to get the MDI Frame position in relation to the display it is shown.

What I would need to know is that, if the user moves the frame,  how far is the frame e.g. from the left side of the monitor edge.




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  1. Thursday, 12 October 2023 09:32 AM UTC
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A very basic way to get the information is as follows:

environment lnv_env


// Your screen resolution.
messagebox("", string(lnv_env.screenwidth) + " / " + string(lnv_env.screenheight))

// Positions of a frame called w_frame...
messagebox("", string(UnitsToPixels(w_frame.x, XUnitsToPixels!)) + " / " + string(UnitsToPixels(w_frame.y, YUnitsToPixels!)))
messagebox("", string(UnitsToPixels(w_frame.width, XUnitsToPixels!)) + " / " + string(UnitsToPixels(w_frame.height, YUnitsToPixels!)))

You should be aware that in case you have more than one displays, this will work for the display where your application shows...

With that information you can do your calculations.


  1. Kari Paukku
  2. Thursday, 12 October 2023 11:48 AM UTC

Thanks, that helped me to solve my issue. Had altogether forgotten the getenvironment-thing.

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