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ScaleMode Enumeration

Note: This API is now obsolete.

Provides constants for compatibility with the ScaleMode constants in Visual Basic 6.0.

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

[ObsoleteAttribute("Microsoft.VisualBasic.Compatibility.* classes are obsolete and supported within 32 bit processes only.")]
public enum ScaleMode

Member nameDescription
PointsEquivalent to the Visual Basic 6.0 constant vbPoints.
CharactersEquivalent to the Visual Basic 6.0 constant vbCharacters.
InchesEquivalent to the Visual Basic 6.0 constant vbInches.
MillimetersEquivalent to the Visual Basic 6.0 constant vbMillimeters.
CentimetersEquivalent to the Visual Basic 6.0 constant vbCentimeters.
HimetricEquivalent to the Visual Basic 6.0 constant vbHimetric.

In Visual Basic 6.0, ScaleMode constants were used to represent various units of measurement for the ScaleMode property. In Visual Basic 2010, the ScaleMode property is no longer supported, and these constants are no longer necessary. These constants enable code that has been upgraded from Visual Basic 6.0 to continue to run without additional modification.


Functions and objects in the Microsoft.VisualBasic.Compatibility.VB6 namespace are provided for use by the tools for upgrading from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic 2010. 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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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