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IsSystemFontSmall - Checking whether the system is using small fonts

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<System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImport("user32")> Shared Function _
  GetDesktopWindow() As Integer
End Function

<System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImport("user32")> Shared Function GetDC _
  (ByVal hWnd As Integer) As Integer
End Function

<System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImport("gdi32")> Shared Function _
  GetDeviceCaps(ByVal hDC As Integer, ByVal nIndex As Integer) As Integer
End Function

<System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImport("user32")> Shared Function ReleaseDC _
  (ByVal hWnd As Integer, ByVal hDC As Integer) As Integer
End Function  

' Returns a boolean indicating whether ths system is using small fonts
Function IsSystemFontSmall() As Boolean
  Const LOGPIXELSX = 88

  ' get its device context
  Dim hDC As Integer = GetDC(GetDesktopWindow())
  ' if the number of pixels per logical inch is = 96
  ' then Windows is using small system font
  IsSystemFontSmall = (GetDeviceCaps(hDC, LOGPIXELSX) = 96)
  ' release the device context
  ReleaseDC(GetDesktopWindow(), hDC)
End Function

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