Geometry Manager Re: Stack window/screen sizes
pete at mollysrevenge.com
Wed Dec 22 12:34:45 EST 2010
That's along the lines of what I have in mind. I've started to play
around with some code to do this but I'm already finding lots of
gotchas that I hadn't thought about, plus I still haven't figured out
how to deal with font sizes.
I'm definitely not a GUI expert but I'm thinking of providing 3 or 4
designs of the the cards that are affected by this problem to match
the more common screen resolutions and displaying the appropriate one
to the user. I'm pretty sure I could layout the cards for different
resolutions a lot more quickly and a lot more aesthetically than
relying on a script to do it. I would allow the user to resize the
window but I would not scale or re-position the controls within it. I
see lots of web sites that adopt that approach these days.
I am definitely not a GUI expert and would like to learn more about
it. Anyone got an recommendations on reading matter on this subject?
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On Dec 21, 2010, at 5:27 PM, Robert Brenstein wrote:
> On 21.12.2010 at 15:34 Uhr -0800 Peter Haworth apparently wrote:
>> I am now thinking that I may be able to make use of my own custom
>> properties along with some common code to implement all this.
>> Without that, it sounds like thousands of lines of code.
>> Alternatively, I'm naively hoping that I might be able to write
>> some code that will simply adjust the size of controls and the
>> distance between them based on the ratio between the old and new
>> screen sizes. For example, if the user reduces the screen size by
>> 10% horizontally, it seems like I should be able to reduce the
>> width of all the controls and the horizontal distance between them
>> by 10% and everything should fit.
>> I'm sure I;d need a way to deal with exceptions (cprops?). Is that
>> too simplistic?
> If there are any patterns, you can, of course, write functions to
> handle specific tasks or combinations of tasks for you. For example,
> I often have a series of buttons, a varying number of them, along
> the bottom edge of a window. They should be at a certain distance
> from the bottom and with certain offset to the right edge of the
> window and a fixed space between them. I have a function which gets
> long ids of those buttons, from rightmost to leftmost, and positions
> them automagically as user resizes a card. Same function is called
> on any card that has 1 or more such buttons.
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