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Hello,
What is an acceptable screen resolution for windows forms. I am designing an
application and I don't want the windows forms to be too big or too small.
Thank you in advance.
Jul 21 '05 #1
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Frank,

I hate to say this, but it *really* depends.

In my latest WinForm project, coming from technology, I wanted 1280 width.

After a battle ;-) with product owners et.al., we decided on 1024. 800 often
times is *too* small and looks ridicules in 1600.

The latter is to some extent solved by using resizing with anchors and other
techniques but the optimizations are always done with on resolution in mind.

Regards,
// Martin Rosén-Lidholm

"Frank" <ra**@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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Hello,
What is an acceptable screen resolution for windows forms. I am designing an application and I don't want the windows forms to be too big or too small.
Thank you in advance.

Jul 21 '05 #2

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Hi,

800*640 is what most clients will definitely have nowadays. But of course,
1024*768 would be what we would prefer :)....and as Martin said, it depends a
lot of the type of app you are developing...

i would like to add that we could control a significant portion of our
desktop screen size requirement by using the various controls like tab etc...

Rakesh

"Frank" wrote:
Hello,
What is an acceptable screen resolution for windows forms. I am designing an
application and I don't want the windows forms to be too big or too small.
Thank you in advance.

Jul 21 '05 #3

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Hi,

Having been faced with this we eventually went with providing two versions
of some stuff; one optimized for 1280 and the other for 1024. The danger (as
I discovered) is that it's very difficult to downsize things once they're
done - my dev machine is running 1280 but it's probably most people with 17"
CRTs won't be at that resolution. Our market is fairly high-end so I'm not
catering for people running at 800X600 specifically (some stuff will need to
scroll). Make sure you design at the lowest res you plan to support (either
800X600 or 1024X768), you can always make it look nicer at higher
resolutions afterwards.

Steve

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Hello,
What is an acceptable screen resolution for windows forms. I am designing an application and I don't want the windows forms to be too big or too small.
Thank you in advance.

Jul 21 '05 #4

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