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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
chooser resizable.

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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