Two questions

Thomas J McGrath III 3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Mon Nov 10 16:34:42 EST 2003


Richard,

I haven't used Bugzilla before. Could you point me in the right 
direction.

Thanks
Tom

On Monday, November 10, 2003, at 04:17 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> Thomas J McGrath III wrote:
>
>> You see getting the screenRect is one thing but knowing when the
>> screenRect is changed is what I want. I would prefer not to run a loop
>> all of the time checking and waiting for the user to change it.
>
> How often will your users change their resolution?
>
> FWIW, spot-checking the behavior elsewhere I find that Outlook Express,
> Mozilla, and even the 10.2.8 Finder do not account for resolution 
> reduction
> dynamically, and I suspect many other apps don't either.  At least 
> you're in
> good company. ;)
>
> If there's a reason to believe customers of your app will be unusually 
> prone
> to adjusting their resolution during their session with your app (that 
> rules
> out most Win users since most of the ones I've supported have never 
> seen
> their Display control panel <g>), polling on one-second intervals 
> should
> cover what you need without a noticeable decrease in performance.
>
> In fact, it turns out to be barely measureable: to respond to a 
> message and
> check the screenRect takes about 0.037ms on my old 500MHz G4 (testing 
> script
> copied below).
>
> While you're at it, it might be useful to Bugzilla an enhancement 
> request
> for a new resolutionChanged message.
>
> -- 
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Fourth World Media Corporation
>  ___________________________________________________________
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>
>
> on mouseUp
>    global gSaveScreenRect
>    put the screenRect into gSaveScreenRect
>    put 1000 into n
>    put the millisecs into t
>    --
>    repeat n
>       send "checkResolution" to me
>    end repeat
>    --
>    put (the millisecs - t ) / n
> end mouseUp
>
> on checkResolution
>    global gSaveScreenRect
>    if the screenrect<> gSaveScreenRect then
>       answer "it changed"
>    end if
> end checkResolution
>
>
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Thomas J McGrath III
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