> Hi team.
> We're developing our new software on 20 inch monitors 
> (mmm...nice) running in 1024 x 768 resolution, high color (15-bit
according to the 
> screen driver software - strange, huh). 
Well if you don't want the hassle of 20" VDU's I am very happy to take
them off your hands <g>.  15-bits is not too strange - 5 bits for each
of the RGB channels and a bit left over - usual for transparency.   

> Now I'm not concerned about resizing components to fit within 
> a form which is made bigger or smaller on the fly. If our users are 
> running in 800 x 600 mode there will be no need to change the form
size at runtime.
Check the Delphi Super Page - I have seen components that automatically
handle difference screen sizes (and font sizing). 
> What concerns me is that I set a control.height to 25 pixels 
> on my 800 x 600 screen at home, and when I put it on my 1024 x 768
screen at 
> work it had shrunk to 21 pixels (according to the object inspector).
Am I 
> nuts ? Is Borland/Inprise nuts ? Is this a Windows problem that will 
> only be solved when little Melinda Gates takes over the company from
daddy ? 
> Or is there some kind of rationale behind this crazyness ?
Windows (since 3.0 at least) sets control sizes on the basis of font
size (I have never worked out why).  If your users run large fonts or
small fonts then all your controls resize out of alignment (yukkky).
Luckly most users running large fonts have worked out that about every
app they use looks ugly, so 90% or users have the default font size on.

The real skill of course is to have a nice UI that scales well -
Borland, MS etc still fustrate me by continuing to use fixed size
dialogs & list boxes in places.  Nothing worse than looking at a long
directory listing of long file names in a fixed dialog that looks like
it was set up to view 8 char file names.

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