Mar 25 2004, 07:06 AM
I've created an application in 1024*768 resolution. What considerations or what changes should I make if the program to be used on 800*600 or 1280*1024 resolutions?
Mar 25 2004, 08:47 AM
The biggest problem, IMHO, is going to the smaller res....cause your forms, which fit fine at your res, suddenly become too large to be displayed properly. This can be resolved by always maximizing your forms, but some users don't like that. I would test it on the lower res, make sure your forms, when not maximized, fit that, then distribute.
There's a potential prob going to the higher res if you are using very busy forms and/or smaller fonts, but my experience is that users who like higher res settings tend to accept that. Still, if you are using any 6 point fonts, I'd change them....
Mar 25 2004, 09:04 AM
is a thread with a discussion on resolution and several links to other posts. This
thread is very good as to why your forms should be in 800x600 to begin with.
Mar 25 2004, 10:14 AM
thanks for the help Ben and Ken. Those threads are good indead,
I'll check how the programs looks on 800*600 & 1280*1024...
By the way, What does HTH stands for? Here to help? I can't remember who, but i'm sure i was referring to someone as HTH, hehe.
Mar 25 2004, 10:25 AM
HTH = Hope this helps
you're welcome, Glad to help.