"Automatic" Form dimensione scaling when screen resolution increases?

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  1. delfo
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    Sep 2010

    Posted 13 Sep 2010 Link to this post

    i would like to ask to you if the RADControls for windows Forms manage the change of screen resolution.
    What i mean is that when i build my UI i design it with a resolution of 1280x800 so that all controls fit the screen area.
    But if i should run on others system with a larger resolution of 1600x900 or 1900x1080 i would like to see my form, all controls inside (and all font's size for the text's contents) scaled to a "bigger" value so that my forms would "fit" the screen at the new resolution.
    Is this possibile ???
    Thanks in advance
  2. Stefan
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    Posted 17 Sep 2010 Link to this post

    Hi stefano,

    Thank you for writing.

    You can use our controls under any resolution without any problems. Everything will scale correctly. The only restriction is that you have to use the default Windows dpi setting which is 96 dpi. Other than that you should not experience any problems.

    I hope you find this information helpful. If there is anything else I can assist you with, do not hesitate to contact me.
    Sincerely yours,
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  4. Hein
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    Oct 2012

    Posted 15 Oct 2012 Link to this post

    I'm facing with the same problem.

    My Main Form ( Frm_Main) resolution size was changed.

    My PC screen resolution is 1600*1900 and My laptop screen resolution is 1366*768

    When changing PC to Laptop, My Form(Frm_Main) size appears small.

    How can i adjust my Form_Resolution size to compatable with all resolutions.
  5. Jack
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    2335 posts

    Posted 18 Oct 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Hein,

    When changing the display resolution controls do not change their size, but they change their physical dimensions on the screen. That happens because the DPI (dots per inch) is changing. You can compensate this by using different DPI settings. This is the way how Windows Forms controls and our controls in particular work to compensate the issue.

    You can use the following steps in order to customize your DPI settings on a Windows 7 PC:

    While on your desktop, click the right mouse button.
    2. Choose the Display option from the Sell also list.
    3. Choose the Set custom text size (DPI) option.
    4. Choose the desired option and uncheck the Use Windows XP style DPI scaling for best result.
    5. Click OK.

    I hope this helps.

    the Telerik team
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