Resize ListBox Columns

Hi Everyone:
Just wondering if there's an easy way in Access 2000 to resize listbox columns if necessary to show all information - like you can in a table by clicking, or by the columns autoformatting. Thanks for your help.

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Visually listboxes are pretty limited controls, but at least they are native to access - ie anyone with Access should be able to use this control. No problems with distribution, different computers not having a registered listview or datagrid ActiveX control etc.

Here's an example of how to click and drag header edges to resize columns in a listbox - a feature that's sorely missing. If only everyone had names that were the same length...

It's made in an A2K version, but ther's no reason why the code shouldn't be ported to other versions.

It has some API calls to determine the scrollbar position, and I have used a function from Dev Ashish's AccessWeb to get the hWnd of a control.

Open frmTest and place cursor over a collumn edge - it should be pretty intuitive from there.

Hope it may be of use, pm me with any improvements/bugs etc.


Improvements to be made:

Work out how to display something on top of a listbox (easy you would think!) to display a better resize guide line.
Prevent scrollbar returning to leftmost postion if resized when scrolled right.
Wrap code in to a class for easier re-use.

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I shall stop waffling! I'm not entirely sure that what I'm trying to achieve is possible, I expect it probably is!

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'The module was updated by Dr. Martin Dumskyj 30th January 2001 (

'Module Declarations
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Dim DisplayWidth As Integer
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Dim hDCcaps As Long
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Dim ctl As Control
'Dim i As Integer

On Error Resume Next
SetFactor 'Call to procedure SetFactor
With frm
.Width = frm.Width * Factor
End With
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.Left = ctl.Left * Factor
.Top = ctl.Top * Factor
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.FontSize = .FontSize * Factor
End With
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' ----------------------------------------------
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