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RE: Setup window size: a suggestion
- From: Pavel Tsekov <ptsekov at gmx dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 20:34:10 +0200 (CEST)
- Subject: RE: Setup window size: a suggestion
On Sun, 8 Sep 2002, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > 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 accomplished
> 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
Other than that I don't see a reason to have them. And I haven't seen many
programs implementing resizable dialogs/pages btw.
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