Re: Changing font in CDialog

"Tom Serface" <>
Tue, 8 Apr 2008 07:36:17 -0700
I found one of the biggest challenges for me when finally learning to
"localize" my applications was getting used to how to create dialogs. In
the old days we did things like:

Name: [ Edit control]
City: [ Edit control]

Whereas now I mostly do:

[Edit Control]

[Edit Control]

Leaving the control with the text as wide as possible to accept various
languages that may take up more space than my own. In our written forms we
are so used to seeing it done the first way that this change was difficult
at first, but now I'm so used to the idea the old way looks strangely
crowded. I think most of the work of setting up a localizable application
is adopting habits that make the formatting easier after translations are
done. I'd also rather user sub-dialogs for not-often-used settings than
have one large dialog that contains them all.


"Mihai N." <> wrote in message

If confronted by the problem, I'm more likely to figure out an
representation for the layout.

As a rule of thumb, if a dialog does not fit in 800x600 then it has
usability problems (more problematic than size).

Mihai Nita [Microsoft MVP, Windows - SDK]
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