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Center Form In Middle Of Screen


I've allowed the user to maximize a form to a certain extent depending on their screen resolution. Basically the form resizes to 80% of there screen size.

However, when after the form has resized, it is thrown to the bottom right of the screen. I'd like it to center if possible but when I try to set the Form1.startuposition = 2 ' CenterScreen ' it gives me an error.

Any ideas?




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I'll be back in about 7 hours from this post to check for replies, need to get some sleep. Thank you in advance if you post, very greatly appriciated.
And if you are wondering, Yes im a newbie. ive had VB in total of 2 days now.
Yes I have spent the last 2 days in 18 hour sessions of VB trying to figure it out.

Im going to bed, starting to ramble.

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