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RE: Setup window size: a suggestion
- From: "Chris January" <chris at atomice dot net>
- To: "Cygwin at Cygwin dot Com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 22:47:18 +0100
- Subject: RE: Setup window size: a suggestion
> > > > You're missing something ;-). Resizing the window is in fact easy;
> > > > getting the "Back/Next/Finish/Cancel" buttons and the separator to
> > > > cooperate is a collossal PITA. Windows property sheets, it is
> > > > abundantly clear, were never intended to be resized dynamically or
> > > > otherwise once all the pages had been added.
> > > >
> > > > So, as a wise man once said, "the impossible will take a
> little longer".
> > >
> > > But isn't that exactly what my suggestion will allow to avoid? If the
> > > window size is pre-selected (in fact, with a command-line
> option, you may
> > > even know it before any windows are created), dynamic
> resizing is not an
> > > issue. The window will still be non-resizeable, but will
> have a different
> > > (fixed) size depending on the option. This could possibly be
> > > by having multiple property sheet definitions and choosing
> the correct one
> > > at run-time (I'm not too up-to-date on windows programming, so please
> > > correct me if I'm wrong).
> > The current size of the property sheet pages follows a
> recommendation from
> > Microsoft on how a setup wizard should look and feel. As such it should
> > look and feel good on most desktops.
> > As far as I remember the main purpose of resizable pages is to make the
> > chooser resizable.
> > Other than that I don't see a reason to have them.
> Right. But we definitely need to do something to make the
> chooser page a bit
> less user-hostile. My current thinking, if I can get it to work
> of course, is
> to have that one page just be bigger, but not to have
> user-available resizing.
> > And I haven't seen many
> > programs implementing resizable dialogs/pages btw.
Borland's Delphi / C++ Builder are great.. *g*
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