here's the situation: i have an activex control that has a CDialog member. when the AX control is created, it creates the CDialog member as a child. when the AX control resizes, it resizes the CDialog to be the same dimensions as itself. this way i can use the resource editor to create a dialog that is displayed as the AX control. it works fine. my problem comes with font sizing. a dialog's controls are resized (in logic units) based on the metrics of the current dialog font. this causes problems when i load my AX control in IE. if a user has strange accessability options for text then the AX control's dialog is skewed appropriately. This is a problem because in the HTML of the page you can only allocate a fixed absolute width/height for the AX control. So the fixed width/height will only work for a single font setup. Has anyone else encountered this and has a solution to make the dialog *not* resize based on IE's non-default settings?