Label controls change apparent font size when moved up/down


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Greg Lovern

Some of my label controls change their apparent font size when moved
to a different Top property on the form during runtime. Others do not.

All the label controls are set in design-time to have a font size of
9. For the problem label controls, even if I explicitly set them to 9
in run-time after moving them, they still display as what appears to
be a font size of 10. Even if I change the font size to 8, and then to
9 -- or to 10, then to 9 -- in run-time after moving them, they still
display as what appears to be font size 10.

When I check the problem label control's font.size property, it
reports the font size it should have (9), not the larger font size
that it displays as (10).

I don't see any difference in the label properties. I tried copying
one of the label controls that did not have the problem, and changed
its name and caption to replace one of the problem label controls, and
deleted the original problem label control. But the problem was still
there.

I tested in Excel 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000, and all had the
same problem. I tried 97 too but my project is not compatible with it,
so I'm not sure if 97 has the same problem.

For the label controls that are affected by the problem, the problem
occurs when I change the label control's Top property during runtime.
If I don't change the control's Top property, the problem does not
happen for that control.

Any idea why this problem is happening, and what I can do about it?


Thanks,

Greg
 
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Greg Lovern presented the following explanation :
Some of my label controls change their apparent font size when moved
to a different Top property on the form during runtime. Others do not.

All the label controls are set in design-time to have a font size of
9. For the problem label controls, even if I explicitly set them to 9
in run-time after moving them, they still display as what appears to
be a font size of 10. Even if I change the font size to 8, and then to
9 -- or to 10, then to 9 -- in run-time after moving them, they still
display as what appears to be font size 10.

When I check the problem label control's font.size property, it
reports the font size it should have (9), not the larger font size
that it displays as (10).

I don't see any difference in the label properties. I tried copying
one of the label controls that did not have the problem, and changed
its name and caption to replace one of the problem label controls, and
deleted the original problem label control. But the problem was still
there.

I tested in Excel 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000, and all had the
same problem. I tried 97 too but my project is not compatible with it,
so I'm not sure if 97 has the same problem.

For the label controls that are affected by the problem, the problem
occurs when I change the label control's Top property during runtime.
If I don't change the control's Top property, the problem does not
happen for that control.

Any idea why this problem is happening, and what I can do about it?


Thanks,

Greg

Could you be seeing a copy of a label. The copy would not change if
you're not referencing it at runtime.
 
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isabelle

hi Greg,

have you tested all versions xl on the same PC?
i ask because you said "display as"
i think the problem could come from the graphics card or one of drivers
 
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Greg Lovern

hi Greg,

have you tested all versions xl on the same PC?
i ask because you said "display as"
i think the problem could come from the graphics card or one of drivers

Hi Isabelle,

Thanks, you were right. I tried it on another computer, and it works
fine there.

Greg
 

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