FIX: Your inherited Windows Form becomes smaller when you edit it in Visual Studio .NET 2003

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SYMPTOMS

If you use an inherited Microsoft Windows Form, you may notice that the size of the form and the size of the controls become smaller every time that you open, edit, save, close, and then reopen the form.

CAUSE

This problem may occur if you create the form on one computer, and then you edit the form on a different computer that has a different dots per inch (dpi) setting for the display.

Note You can change the dpi setting on the Advanced tab of the Display Settings dialog box.

RESOLUTION

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version       Size       File name                 Platform
   -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   10-Feb-2004  15:18  1.1.4322.998  1,703,936  System.design.dll         x86
   10-Feb-2004  15:18  1.1.4322.998    466,944  System.drawing.dll        x86
   10-Feb-2004  15:18  1.1.4322.998  2,043,904  System.windows.forms.dll  x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 836612 - Last Review: October 25, 2005 - Revision: 1.6
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Academic Edition
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