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Windows software developers – High DPI awareness: the developer Y2K (or is it EUR introduction) of our time.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/11/05

An interesting statement by Steve Maughan:

Looking at how many High DPI awareness or lack of is the developers Y2K of our time.

Looking at the trouble Windows and Windows applications in general have with High DPI (more in general: resolution independence). I think it rates even higher: as the EUR introduction problem of our time.

What do you think?

–jeroen

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12 Responses to “Windows software developers – High DPI awareness: the developer Y2K (or is it EUR introduction) of our time.”

  1. David Heffernan said

    This SO question covers the topic somewhat: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8296784/how-do-i-make-my-gui-behave-well-when-windows-font-scaling-is-greater-than-100

  2. IL said

    Still pre-HighDPI :(

  3. David Heffernan said

    There’s not much needed. I had dpi aware support even back in Delphi 6. You just add the manifest and scale the forms. The VCL has the scaling capability already with Scaled. I tweaked it a little but it basically works.

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