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RE: Setup window size: a suggestion

> I was searching for something in the list archives, and came upon this old
> thread:
> This seems to indicate that the setup window size was once larger than
> 640x480 (but still fixed, I assume).

Each page was its own separate dialog box, and hence had its own size.  This
caused a number of other problems which the current property sheet-based UI
solves (z-order madness, window state non-persistence, etc).

>  All of the (relatively) recent setup
> window size discussions resulted in something like "it would be too hard
> to make the setup window resizeable".

Not "too hard", but certainly "way harder than it needs to be".  I worked on
this last night in fact; too bad I wasn't loaded, or I'd probably have this
working by now ;-).

> So, here's a suggestion: include either a command-line option, or another
> set of radio buttons or a select box in setup that would let people select
> from pre-defined window sizes.  Granted, this is a hack, and not as
> flexible as allowing resizing, but it will do for most people who
> requested resizing, and eliminates the problem with having to re-compute
> the positions of controls on resize.
> This doesn't seem too hard to implement...  Or am I missing something?
> Comments?
> 	Igor

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".

Gary R. Van Sickle
Brewer.  Patriot.

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