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

Max Bowsher
Thu Jan 16 12:33:00 GMT 2003

Marcel Telka wrote:
> 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.

No, I'm running that as well. I can definitely reproduce this at 144DPI.


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