Re: Font Resize

"Karl Uppiano" <>
Sun, 24 Jun 2007 19:46:39 GMT
"Roedy Green" <> wrote in message

On Sun, 24 Jun 2007 02:36:41 GMT, "Karl Uppiano"
<> wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone
who said :

On each size event, we calculated the largest font that would fit into the
available space (vertical and horizontal), by iterating through the font
sizes starting at 1 point, and creating a new font, looking at the font
metrics (advance and height + descent, IIRC). When the font got too big,
went back to the previous point size, and used that one. We never found a
more efficient way to do this, but it was actually fast enough. The screen
and the font would resize in real time as the user dragged the window

you could cache the results.

Yes, if memory serves we did avoid recalculating the whole thing every time;
I just meant we could not think of any way to avoid the trial-and-error
approach of fitting a font into a given space.

After the initial full iteration, I believe we worked up or down from the
current font size based on the direction of the component size change.

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