Re: Window size...

"Scott McPhillips [MVP]" <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp>
Wed, 25 Apr 2007 17:55:16 -0400
RAB wrote:


I have created a project using VisualC++6. I have a dialog window.
On my laptop the window opens correctly (it is 600 pixels wide) and an
embedded bitmap image is displayed appropriately. When I compille the
program and run the .exe on my desktop, the dialog window opens
correctly (but is now 400 pixels wide). As a result my bitmap image
gets cut off. Does anyone know why the dialog window is different
sizes in the two computers? And how can I work around this so my
bitmap image doesn't get distorted?

It is normal for dialogs to be different sizes on different computers.
Windows does this to account for the user's screen resolution and font
size. Basically, the buttons are sized to fit their text, which can be
different on different computers (a control panel preferences setting).
  The dialog scales approriately with the buttons.

Unfortunately, bitmaps do not scale too well so, by default anyway,
Windows does not try. One solution is to provde 2-3 different size
bitmaps and choose the one closest to the actual static control size.
Another solution is to change the size and layout of the dialog and all
its controls at run time, using MoveWindow.

Scott McPhillips [VC++ MVP]

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