Re: backward compatibility in Vista

"David Ching" <>
Thu, 02 Aug 2007 14:17:05 GMT
"David Wilkinson" <> wrote in message

I agree, let's shoot him (or her). While we're at it we can throw in the
clown who thought that

C:\Documents and Settings\David\My Documents

was a better name than


thereby adding close to 20 boilerplate characters to almost every path in
common use. At least Vista got that right (but of course the damage will
linger for many years to come).

Probably the same person who named it "Service Pack for Vista for Visual
Studio 2005 Service Pack 1". Or the one who renamed Avalon "Windows
Presentation Foundation." Truly insane.

But if you want an app that runs on both older platforms and Vista (which
I do), don't you have to use a common font, such as MS Shell Dlg, in which
case the issue doesn't arise. My apps are "Vista-aware" (have a Vista
manifest) but as far as dialog fonts are concerned, they are legacy apps.

MS Shell Dlg I think maps to different fonts on Win2K and on XP. I'm not
sure about Vista. If our apps our Vista-only, what font are we supposed to

-- David

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