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Hi,

I try to develop touch screen windows application.

My questions are :

1. What is the suitable shape for button?
2. What is the suitable font size?
3. What is the suitable font type?

Thank you.
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On some of TS apps we're using the buttons are roughly 2"x2" .. easily touched by large fingers. A good font type IMO would be Verdana, but Ariel is also a good choice. Font size, I'd be guessing on this, 12-14 point depending on area and what not.
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I use button no smaller than (40,40), larger button are better if they contain images rather than text.
My font size  is b/t 18 and 22 depending on the Font as they differ in size, Segio UI or Garamond 18-22 is a good size and style, but there are many that would suffice. I like to use the button appearance for check boxes as well.
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Hi dobbshelp,

On some of TS apps we're using the buttons are roughly 2"x2"
What is the equivalent to size at property in vb2005?

Thank you.
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Hi Hawkvalley1,

Thanks for the info.
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If it's anything along these lines since I don't use VB, 2880 twips I guess:

http://visualbasic.about.com/cs/visualbasicfaq/a/dykpixeltwip.htm
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Hi dobbshelp,

The link helps.

Thank to all of you.
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The other thing with the checkboxes, I made two image(40,40, or bigger) with a freeware icon/jpg utility, that makes the image of an empty box and one with a check in it and change the images in the checkChanged event. This gives the appearance of a larger checkbox as the default is very small, this would be used in the button appearance and setting the background image property. Enjoy!
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Hi Hawkvalley1,

Is there any link that I could see the sample?

Thank you.
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I think I have done something wrong with the closing.

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Thank you emi_sastra and good computing to you ;)
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Do you mean a link for a freeware icon app? - google 'sib icon editor' - it is awesome for a freeware and you can buy the full version as well.
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Hi Hawkvalley1,

No. But its okay, I have found touch screen application guide pdf.

Thank you.
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