Re: Dialog size in pixel

"Tom Serface" <>
Fri, 20 Jun 2008 07:50:49 -0700
You can set the dialog font to whatever you want, but that shouldn't affect
the size of the dialog. Your dialogs, unless resized by users, should be
the same size on different computers.

If you just want the font to be the same the same font would have to be
available on all computers where you application runs or a close one will be
substituted in for you. I'd pick a font that is available in the normal
install of Windows.

I had a problem with something similar recently. I thought if I switched to
Microsoft San Serif that I could use the same font for all languages, then
it turned out the same font name on Win 2K didn't have Japanese characters
(I guess they added them in more recent versions of Windows). However, the
English was the same on all. If you really want to be sure you could just
install your own font as part of your setup.


"Erakis" <> wrote in message


But it is possible to set a FIXED font size to the dialog so that the size
in pixel of my Dialog will be the same on two different computer ?

"Tom Serface" wrote:

This function might help you get what you need:


"Erakis" <> wrote in message

Hi, I'm programming an application for Windows CE.

I have to draw/set a bitmap as background of my dialog.

This is like a skinned application. For that, I need to set the dialog
to 340x234 "pixels" and not"Base unit" like resource do.

Also I will have to add others components on this dialog like
(Button,TextBox, Label, ListBox, etc...) at a specified position in
sothat they fit on the background image.

If user change de display settings "DPI", the dialog size will
changeand I
don't want that ! Because the position/dimension of bitmaps onmy dialog
no longer fit.

Is someone have any clues/suggestion to help me with that problem ?


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