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C# windows form looks different on different OS/Platform

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 17, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Windows Application
I have run into a problem where windows form made in C# looking different when it is runned from Xp professional edition and Xp Media Center edition.  All the functionality, group box, buttons, textbox were fine. However, the sizes of the picture boxes I have added on to the program seems to change its relative size ratio from one OS to another.   I an in a situation where the picturebox on XP fits nicely into the whole designer form where as on MediaCenter Pictureox enlarges to not fitting in to the designer form. Does anybody have answer for this problem would like to offer me a hand? Thanks   Cordially, KSJP

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