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When DPI is changed then the dialog size also changed. how could it be possible to keep it size the same even on DPI change.
Please provide a small code snippet if it can be done.
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When the screen DPI resolution changes, afonts change size and dialogs change size. You may try by setting dialog font to fixed DPI.

Use MoveWindow during OnInitDialog to set the size and position of the dialog in pixels. The resource editor measures everything in "dialog units." You can find out
how many pixels are in a dialog unit by using GetDialogBaseUnits or MapDialogRect.

You may resize your dialog accordingly by converting dialog units to screen units using CDialog::MapDialogRect() function. This converts the dialog-box units of a rectangle to screen units and then set size of dialog to fixed screen units using SetWindowPos() or MoveWindow().
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/1hb7x4ze.aspx <=

The programmer doesn't need to know the dialog base units. MapDialogRect(..) can be used to convert any dialog template units directly to device coordinates (pixels). The function replaces the coordinates in the specified RECT structure with the converted coordinates.

This function assumes that the initial coordinates in the RECT structure represent dialog template units. To convert these coordinates from dialog template units to pixels, the function retrieves the horizontal and vertical dialog base units of the current font in the dialog box and applies the known formulas (See upper).
above function use system font, for how To Calculate Dialog Base Units with Non-System-Based Font refer :
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;125681

Also have a look at this :
Fight the dialog units, DPI and Large Fonts
http://www.codeproject.com/wtl/wtlsetdpi.asp <=====

-MAHESH
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what id DPI?
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@puranik_p
DPI = DOT PER INCH ( measurement pixel units )
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Thanks, I have manged make my dialog DPI independent for a dialog
But i am not able to do it for a property sheet.
Can u please tell me how to make a property sheet DPI independent.
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you may also use MapDialogRect with CPropertySheet & CPropertyPage.

-MAHESH
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