Stack size and Windows

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Tue May 20 16:11:02 EDT 2003

Graham wrote:

> Folks
> This is an expanded version of an earlier query to which I believe nobody
> replied.
> I'm constructing an app in which the principal window (stack) is intended
> to effectively fill the screen while looking like a 'normal' Windows app
> (for example MS Word or Eudora, both of which I happen to have open right
> now).
> I was surprised to find that a Windows title bar is outside the envelope of
> the stack's size according to RR, and I didn't find any reference to this
> in the docs. However now I know, I see that I have to make sure that there
> is a 30-pixel wide strip at the top of the screen to cope with the title
> bar, but what about the bottom of the screen? In the configuration I'm
> using, another 30 pixels taken off my stack size gives space for the
> toolbar at the bottom - but what if the user has moved the toolbar for
> example? I don't know a recipe for a complete solution because I don't know
> how to find out what the OS is doing with the screen - does anyone else?

Use the windowBoundingRect instead of the screenRect to account for the
Start bar on Win (and the Dock on OS X).

 Richard Gaskin 
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