Re: backward compatibility in Vista

"David Ching" <>
Thu, 02 Aug 2007 18:08:31 GMT
<Bob Moore> wrote in message

On Thu, 02 Aug 2007 12:31:38 -0400, David Wilkinson wrote:

OTOH, it would seem to be a good idea for there to be a manifest entry
to indicate that not only am I Vista aware (don't virtualize me, or use
other legacy tricks), but I also have designed my dialogs to work with
Segoe UI 9, so it is safe to map MS Shell Dlg to it. Otherwise how are
we ever going to write apps that look perfect on both Vista and earlier

My problem is (was) 100+ Delphi applications whcih all seem to have
the Delphi default of MS Sans Serif set for their 841 decasquillion
controls, but all render 8pt in XP but 9pt in Vista, thereby
guaranteeing that the text got truncated right left and centre.

The powers that be decreed that our system had to have to Vista look
and feel (and therefore use the Vista Segoe font with its crappy fuzzy
cleartype-dependent hinting), so every single dialog had to be

The price of being dedicated followers of fashion, I'm afraid.

In order to get ClearType in even XP, you just do a search/replace in the
..rc file (or whatever the Delphi equivalent is) and replace "MS Sans Serif"
with "MS Shell Dlg". This produces great results in XP, and from what I can
tell, Vista.

-- David

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