"Scaling" my applications
Posted on 1999-07-25
Something I haven't given much thought until now:
I recently wrote an application while using a high screen resolution (1024 x 768). I sent the same application to a friend of mine, who was running in 640 x 480. You can guess what happened: The program was HUGE on his machine!
I need some advice on how best to handle this nuance of windows application programming. I've tried programming all my applications in 640 x 480, knowing that they'll work in higher resolutions, but this not the resolution of choice for me when doing development work, and also not the best way to solve this problem, I'm guessing.
I messed-around with "scaling" the apps[right-click on a button component on the form, for example, and choose "Scale"] but I'm not sure if I'm doing it properly. Do you just scale the form, or do you scale everything? How much do you scale by?