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What are the ideal dimensions for a Windows Installer Banner Bitmap?

Hi Gang,
I would like to customize the installation's logo. What are the ideal
dimensions for a BannerBitmap? MSDN just tells me how to use the properties
window (ya like I didn't already know how to use that) rather than yielding
the dimensions.
Cheers,
Christian
Nov 20 '05 #1
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I'm not sure if these are the exact dimensions, but I use: 497x69

--
TJoker, MCSD.NET
MVP: Paint, Notepad, Solitaire

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"Christian Blackburn" <Christian@Damn@Sp**@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:#N**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Hi Gang,
I would like to customize the installation's logo. What are the ideal
dimensions for a BannerBitmap? MSDN just tells me how to use the properties window (ya like I didn't already know how to use that) rather than yielding the dimensions.
Cheers,
Christian

Nov 20 '05 #2
Hi TJoker,
Thanks for the info. I realized I could just put in a picture and check,
but I though if somebody knew that'd be best. I think InstallSite.org
probably has the answer to that one somewhere I just thought someone might
know it off the top of their head.
Well I'll give it a go.
Cheers,
Christian

"TJoker .NET [MVP]" <no****@nonono.no> wrote in message
news:up**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
I'm not sure if these are the exact dimensions, but I use: 497x69

--
TJoker, MCSD.NET
MVP: Paint, Notepad, Solitaire

****************************************
"Christian Blackburn" <Christian@Damn@Sp**@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:#N**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Hi Gang,
I would like to customize the installation's logo. What are the ideal
dimensions for a BannerBitmap? MSDN just tells me how to use the

properties
window (ya like I didn't already know how to use that) rather than

yielding
the dimensions.
Cheers,
Christian


Nov 20 '05 #3
Hi TJoker,
It may be that both the length and width will resize to accommodate.
However if that's the case then they should document that, not just assume
that everyone would want to figure that out :).
Cheers,
Christian

"Christian Blackburn" <Christian@Damn@Sp**@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ed**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hi TJoker,
Thanks for the info. I realized I could just put in a picture and check,
but I though if somebody knew that'd be best. I think InstallSite.org
probably has the answer to that one somewhere I just thought someone might
know it off the top of their head.
Well I'll give it a go.
Cheers,
Christian

"TJoker .NET [MVP]" <no****@nonono.no> wrote in message
news:up**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
I'm not sure if these are the exact dimensions, but I use: 497x69

--
TJoker, MCSD.NET
MVP: Paint, Notepad, Solitaire

****************************************
"Christian Blackburn" <Christian@Damn@Sp**@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:#N**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Hi Gang,
I would like to customize the installation's logo. What are the ideal
dimensions for a BannerBitmap? MSDN just tells me how to use the

properties
window (ya like I didn't already know how to use that) rather than

yielding
the dimensions.
Cheers,
Christian



Nov 20 '05 #4
Hi TJoker,
It may be that both the length and width will resize to accommodate.
However if that's the case then they should document that, not just assume
that everyone would want to figure that out :).
Cheers,
Christian

"Christian Blackburn" <Christian@Damn@Sp**@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ed**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hi TJoker,
Thanks for the info. I realized I could just put in a picture and check,
but I though if somebody knew that'd be best. I think InstallSite.org
probably has the answer to that one somewhere I just thought someone might
know it off the top of their head.
Well I'll give it a go.
Cheers,
Christian

"TJoker .NET [MVP]" <no****@nonono.no> wrote in message
news:up**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
I'm not sure if these are the exact dimensions, but I use: 497x69

--
TJoker, MCSD.NET
MVP: Paint, Notepad, Solitaire

****************************************
"Christian Blackburn" <Christian@Damn@Sp**@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:#N**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Hi Gang,
I would like to customize the installation's logo. What are the ideal
dimensions for a BannerBitmap? MSDN just tells me how to use the

properties
window (ya like I didn't already know how to use that) rather than

yielding
the dimensions.
Cheers,
Christian



Nov 20 '05 #5
Hello,

"Christian Blackburn" <Christian@Damn@Sp**@Hotmail.com> schrieb:
It may be that both the length and width will resize to
accommodate.
However if that's the case then they should document that,
not just assume that everyone would want to figure that out :).


Accoding to the documentation for the 'BannerBitmap' property the bitmap
should measure 500 x 70 pixels.

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP VB Classic, VB.NET
http://www.mvps.org/dotnet
Nov 20 '05 #6
Hello,

"Christian Blackburn" <Christian@Damn@Sp**@Hotmail.com> schrieb:
It may be that both the length and width will resize to
accommodate.
However if that's the case then they should document that,
not just assume that everyone would want to figure that out :).


Accoding to the documentation for the 'BannerBitmap' property the bitmap
should measure 500 x 70 pixels.

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP VB Classic, VB.NET
http://www.mvps.org/dotnet
Nov 20 '05 #7
Way to go Herfried. Alright now I will make my artwork :).
Cheers,
Christian
"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi*******@m.activevb.de> wrote in message
news:en*************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Hello,

"Christian Blackburn" <Christian@Damn@Sp**@Hotmail.com> schrieb:
It may be that both the length and width will resize to
accommodate.
However if that's the case then they should document that,
not just assume that everyone would want to figure that out :).


Accoding to the documentation for the 'BannerBitmap' property the bitmap
should measure 500 x 70 pixels.

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP VB Classic, VB.NET
http://www.mvps.org/dotnet

Nov 20 '05 #8
Hello,

"Christian Blackburn" <Christian@Damn@Sp**@Hotmail.com> schrieb:
Way to go Herfried. Alright now I will make my
artwork :).


Did you find it in the docs too?

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP VB Classic, VB.NET
http://www.mvps.org/dotnet
Nov 20 '05 #9
Hi Herfried,
No I didn't find it in MSDN. I take it you did though? or Did you find it
in the SDK or something?
Cheers,
Christian

"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi*******@m.activevb.de> wrote in message
news:eS**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Hello,

"Christian Blackburn" <Christian@Damn@Sp**@Hotmail.com> schrieb:
Way to go Herfried. Alright now I will make my
artwork :).


Did you find it in the docs too?

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP VB Classic, VB.NET
http://www.mvps.org/dotnet

Nov 20 '05 #10
Hello,

"Christian Blackburn" <Christian@Damn@Sp**@Hotmail.com> schrieb:
No I didn't find it in MSDN. I take it you did though?
or Did you find it in the SDK or something?


In the VS.NET documentation.

BannerBitmap Property (Visual Studio .NET Documentation)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...approperty.asp

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP VB Classic, VB.NET
http://www.mvps.org/dotnet
Nov 20 '05 #11
Hey Herfried,
I felt embarrassed when I read your answer since it looked like you just got
context sensitive help by pressing F1 over the property in VB. I was
embarrassed, because I thought there might have been some chance that I
either didn't do it, or did it incorrectly. Well it was the later, I did it
incorrectly. I clicked on the property name and pressed F1, that brings up
help about how to use the property sub-window. You must have put your
cursor inside of the bannerbitmap property and then pressed F1, that does
bring up the correct help item. I'm happy to know how to do this as I think
I've ran into this with a few other properties in the past, although I
assume that most of the time I pressed F1 with the cursor in the right
location.
Thanks Again,
Christian Blackburn

"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi*******@m.activevb.de> wrote in message
news:eQ**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hello,

"Christian Blackburn" <Christian@Damn@Sp**@Hotmail.com> schrieb:
No I didn't find it in MSDN. I take it you did though?
or Did you find it in the SDK or something?
In the VS.NET documentation.

BannerBitmap Property (Visual Studio .NET Documentation)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...approperty.asp
--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP VB Classic, VB.NET
http://www.mvps.org/dotnet

Nov 20 '05 #12
Hello,

"Christian Blackburn" <Christian@Damn@Sp**@Hotmail.com> schrieb:
incorrectly. I clicked on the property name and pressed F1,
that brings up help about how to use the property sub-window.
Really annoying...
You must have put your cursor inside of the bannerbitmap
property and then pressed F1, that does bring up the correct
help item.


I didn't know that. I simply typed "BannerBitmap" into the MSDN Libarary's
Search window.

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP VB Classic, VB.NET
http://www.mvps.org/dotnet
Nov 20 '05 #13

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