Setup.exe: misbehaviour with non-standard DPI (aka no scroll bar)

Marcel Telka
Thu Jan 16 12:07:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 11:36:06AM -0000, Max Bowsher wrote:
> Marcel Telka wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 12:18:36AM -0000, Max Bowsher wrote:
> >> I've been having a look at this, and am rather puzzled. I'm
> >> beginning to suspect that this might be a bug in MS's dialog
> >> routines... after all, all sizes in setup are specified in dialog
> >> units, yet somehow they come out mangled at high DPI.
> >
> > I'm using setup with non-standard DPI (120) on my WinXP+SP1
> > box and I unable to see any problems with scroll bars...
> I should have explained better. Both the "Normal (96DPI)" and "Large
> (120DPI)" settings work OK. However, try "Custom" with, sat, 144DPI, and
> setup is all stretched out of proportion and unusable.

I'm now running with 103 DPI and all works ok.

> I've now done a bit more research, and I'm convinced that this is a bug in
> Microsofts Dialog and/or PropertySheet implementation. Which leaves us a bit
> stuck - since there is no easy fix that I can think of.

This bug looks fixed in WinXP+SP1.

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