Peter Hinchley

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✪ Get the Scaling Rate of a Display using PowerShell

The following PowerShell script can be used to retrieve the scaling rate of a monitor. This is the percentage value shown under Scale and layout when you right click on a Windows 10 desktop, and select Display Settings. e.g. 125%.

Add-Type @'
  using System; 
  using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
  using System.Drawing;

  public class DPI {  
    static extern int GetDeviceCaps(IntPtr hdc, int nIndex);

    public enum DeviceCap {
      VERTRES = 10,

    public static float scaling() {
      Graphics g = Graphics.FromHwnd(IntPtr.Zero);
      IntPtr desktop = g.GetHdc();
      int LogicalScreenHeight = GetDeviceCaps(desktop, (int)DeviceCap.VERTRES);
      int PhysicalScreenHeight = GetDeviceCaps(desktop, (int)DeviceCap.DESKTOPVERTRES);

      return (float)PhysicalScreenHeight / (float)LogicalScreenHeight;
'@ -ReferencedAssemblies 'System.Drawing.dll'

[Math]::round([DPI]::scaling(), 2) * 100