Hmm well when i was creating a window, I messed around with the screen size until it looked good, well when i changed my resolution I had a problem... It was huge (but in my 1600x1200 it looked right)... any recommendations?
Posted on 2002-08-26 19:19:32 by win32n00b
Well deal with the problem man,

Read the current screen size on user machine and setup your window as required,
reduce fonts a little if it is a dialog window etc

Most today users will be able to display at least 800x600 so that should be your minimum requirements IMHO.

But i have to say that i have some factory clients that have old PCs that can only display 640x480 screen resolutions and we had to design forms/dialogs for this minimum ... use page frames / tabs

Imagine the costs of upgrades for 100PC's at a time and i also did not wanted to loose the contract because i personaly have a big screen...

Also place a note at your requirements: display capable of 800x600 minimum
Posted on 2002-08-26 19:59:11 by BogdanOntanu
Bogdan,

I am glad there is someone sensible in the world when it comes to screen sizes, I normally run 800 x 600 on a 17" screen and from time to time I get stuff that is too big to fit on the screen. I wonder what happened to sensible things like auto sizing a window to a percentage of the screen size. Its so easy to do, I wonder why its not done normally.

Regards,

hutch@movsd.com
Posted on 2002-08-27 02:52:20 by hutch--
At run-time you can catch WM_DISPLAYCHANGE and acomodate your windows to new display size.
Posted on 2002-08-27 02:57:43 by Four-F
I run 800x600 also. I can do 1024x768 but nah..
Posted on 2002-09-14 12:15:08 by x86asm