Re: Changing mainframe size

"AliR \(VC++ MVP\)" <AliR@online.nospam>
Fri, 30 Mar 2007 20:41:30 GMT
Joe, Can I borrow your laptop? ;)


"Joseph M. Newcomer" <> wrote in message

I've found my little VAIO laptop really useful for testing. I have the
fonts set larger,
and it has a massively wide screen (1280x768). Lots of apps I've done
don't work right on
it because of assumptions about minimimum display size, and it has been
more than a little
embarrassing at times. About six months ago I did a bit of free work for
a client because
I tried to use the program I wrote for them on my laptop and the bottom
inch of the
critical dialog (which included the OK button) was clipped. I just fixed
the problem and
sent them an update. I've learned since that time to check out every app
on my laptop as
a stress test.

On Fri, 30 Mar 2007 09:24:06 -0700, "Tom Serface"
<> wrote:

Yeah, I get that point. I always test my programs on a minimum resolution
system and run each dialog. I still think most people have at least an
800x600 system these days. 850 seems an odd size and you're right it
not be good for an 800x600. I'd rather do something like 780x590 for an
800x600 system just to make it slightly smaller than the screen. What I
really hate are applications that force themselves to take the whole


"Joseph M. Newcomer" <> wrote in message

The problem with minimum size in pixels is that it doesn't work for
dialogs or form views,
It generally doesn't work if the default font has been changed. If the
minimum size
exceeds the screen size, then it is hard to make it smaller because the
borders used for
dragging will be off-screen. So, for example, a height 850 is a really
bad for an 800x600

Joseph M. Newcomer [MVP]
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