Printer.ScaleLeft Property


Gets or sets the horizontal coordinates for the left edge of the page when you are using graphics methods.

Namespace:   Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing.Compatibility.VB6
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs.dll)


public float ScaleLeft { get; set; }
property float ScaleLeft {
    float get();
    void set(float value);
member ScaleLeft : float32 with get, set
Public Property ScaleLeft As Single

Property Value

Type: System.Single

Returns a Single.


By using the ScaleLeft and ScaleTop properties and the related ScaleHeight and ScaleWidth properties, you can set up a coordinate system with both positive and negative coordinates. These four scale properties interact with the ScaleMode property in the following ways:

  • Setting another scale property to any value automatically sets ScaleMode to 0. A ScaleMode of 0 is user-defined.

  • Setting ScaleMode to a number larger than 0 changes ScaleHeight and ScaleWidth to the new unit of measurement and sets ScaleLeft and ScaleTop to 0. In addition, the CurrentX and CurrentY settings change to reflect the new coordinates of the current point.

You can also use the Scale method to set the ScaleHeight, ScaleWidth, ScaleLeft, and ScaleTop properties in one statement.


Functions and objects in the Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing.Compatibility.VB6 namespace are provided for use by the tools for upgrading from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic. In most cases, these functions and objects duplicate functionality that you can find in other namespaces in the .NET Framework. They are necessary only when the Visual Basic 6.0 code model differs significantly from the .NET Framework implementation.


The following example demonstrates how to set the ScaleLeft and ScaleTop properties to draw a circle twice.

Dim Printer As New Printer
Dim Radius As Integer = 200
Printer.Circle(500, 500, Radius)
Printer.ScaleLeft = 100
Printer.ScaleTop = 100
Printer.Circle(500, 500, Radius)

See Also

Printer Class
Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing.Compatibility.VB6 Namespace


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