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I have found the code to do this, but I am wondering how you would change to a second monitor.

Found the code here, but it might be located on different posts...

;===============================================================================
;
; Function Name: _ChangeScreenRes()
; Description: Changes the current screen geometry, colour and refresh rate.
; Version: 1.0.0.1
; Parameter(s): $i_Width - Width of the desktop screen in pixels. (horizontal resolution)
; $i_Height - Height of the desktop screen in pixels. (vertical resolution)
; $i_BitsPP - Depth of the desktop screen in bits per pixel.
; $i_RefreshRate - Refresh rate of the desktop screen in hertz.
; Requirement(s): AutoIt Beta > 3.1
; Return Value(s): On Success - Screen is adjusted, @ERROR = 0
; On Failure - sets @ERROR = 1
; Forum(s): <a href='http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=20121' class='bbc_url' title=''>http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=20121</a>
; Author(s): Original code - psandu.ro
; Modifications - PartyPooper
;
;===============================================================================

Func _ChangeScreenRes($i_Width = @DesktopWidth, $i_Height = @DesktopHeight, $i_BitsPP = @DesktopDepth, $i_RefreshRate = @DesktopRefresh)
    Local Const $DM_PELSWIDTH = 0x00080000
    Local Const $DM_PELSHEIGHT = 0x00100000
    Local Const $DM_BITSPERPEL = 0x00040000
    Local Const $DM_DISPLAYFREQUENCY = 0x00400000
    Local Const $CDS_TEST = 0x00000002
    Local Const $CDS_UPDATEREGISTRY = 0x00000001
    Local Const $DISP_CHANGE_RESTART = 1
    Local Const $DISP_CHANGE_SUCCESSFUL = 0
    Local Const $HWND_BROADCAST = 0xffff
    Local Const $WM_DISPLAYCHANGE = 0x007E
    If $i_Width = "" Or $i_Width = -1 Then $i_Width = @DesktopWidth ; default to current setting
    If $i_Height = "" Or $i_Height = -1 Then $i_Height = @DesktopHeight ; default to current setting
    If $i_BitsPP = "" Or $i_BitsPP = -1 Then $i_BitsPP = @DesktopDepth ; default to current setting
    If $i_RefreshRate = "" Or $i_RefreshRate = -1 Then $i_RefreshRate = @DesktopRefresh ; default to current setting
    Local $DEVMODE = DllStructCreate("byte[32];int[10];byte[32];int[6]")
    Local $B = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "EnumDisplaySettings", "ptr", 0, "long", 0, "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($DEVMODE))
    If @error Then
        $B = 0
        SetError(1)
        Return $B
    Else
        $B = $B[0]
    EndIf
    If $B <> 0 Then
        DllStructSetData($DEVMODE, 2, BitOR($DM_PELSWIDTH, $DM_PELSHEIGHT, $DM_BITSPERPEL, $DM_DISPLAYFREQUENCY), 5)
        DllStructSetData($DEVMODE, 4, $i_Width, 2)
        DllStructSetData($DEVMODE, 4, $i_Height, 3)
        DllStructSetData($DEVMODE, 4, $i_BitsPP, 1)
        DllStructSetData($DEVMODE, 4, $i_RefreshRate, 5)
        $B = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "ChangeDisplaySettings", "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($DEVMODE), "int", $CDS_TEST)
        If @error Then
            $B = -1
        Else
            $B = $B[0]
        EndIf
        Select
            Case $B = $DISP_CHANGE_RESTART
                $DEVMODE = ""
                Return 2
            Case $B = $DISP_CHANGE_SUCCESSFUL
                DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "ChangeDisplaySettings", "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($DEVMODE), "int", $CDS_UPDATEREGISTRY)
                DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SendMessage", "hwnd", $HWND_BROADCAST, "int", $WM_DISPLAYCHANGE, _
                        "int", $i_BitsPP, "int", $i_Height * 2 ^ 16 + $i_Width)
                $DEVMODE = ""
                Return 1
            Case Else
                $DEVMODE = ""
                SetError(1)
                Return $B
        EndSelect
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>_ChangeScreenRes

My issue is that I share this desktop with other people...everyone likes to have their own resolutions. I like 1280*1024, where is my coworker likes 1600*1200. I have a script that both of us run all day long, and was trying to change screen on the fly, once the script starts. The trouble: I want all monitors to be the same resolution. As it sits right now, I call this function with my resolution, and would hope it would change all, but only changes one monitor. How do I add to this function to change all or a single monitor to the size I want. Oh, why I say this, all our monitors are not the same, so potentially it could be one changed one way and another change another way.

Hope I am clear as mud...trying to automatically change display settings, based on user that is on the computer.

EDIT - i might have found it in the link i posted as that link is not the same code

Edited by nitekram

All by me:

"Sometimes you have to go back to where you started, to get to where you want to go." 

"Everybody catches up with everyone, eventually" 

"As you teach others, you are really teaching yourself."

From my dad

"Do not worry about yesterday, as the only thing that you can control is tomorrow."

 

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nitekram

Just found another issue. The code is changing my default monitor - meaning my right monitor is the primary and my left is secondary. After I change using the above code...it changes them, so that my right is my secondary and my left is primary - not good for my application.


All by me:

"Sometimes you have to go back to where you started, to get to where you want to go." 

"Everybody catches up with everyone, eventually" 

"As you teach others, you are really teaching yourself."

From my dad

"Do not worry about yesterday, as the only thing that you can control is tomorrow."

 

WindowsError.gif

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StringRegExp | StringRegExp Help | RegEXTester | REG TUTOR | Reg TUTOT 2

AutoItSetOption | Macros | AutoIt Snippets | Wrapper | Autoit  Docs

SCITE | SciteJump | BB | MyTopics | Programming | UDFs | AutoIt 123 | UDFs Form | UDF

Learning to script | Tutorials | Documentation | IE.AU3 | Games? | FreeSoftware | Path_Online | Core Language

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ControlHover.UDF

GDI_Plus

Draw_On_Screen

GDI Basics

GDI_More_Basics

GDI Rotate

GDI Graph

GDI  CheckExistingItems

GDI Trajectory

Replace $ghGDIPDll with $__g_hGDIPDll

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