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

Max Bowsher
Thu Jan 16 12:59:00 GMT 2003

Marcel Telka wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 12:33:49PM -0000, Max Bowsher wrote:
>> 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.
> Hm. Tested with 144 dpi: no problem.
> Notes: My XP installation is fresh (only two days old) with all
> relevant updates (from windowsupdate) installed. Installation was
> made from CD marked: "Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Disc 1" (MSDN
> Disc 1847). No, my PC is not
> a Tablet PC :-). This installation CD comes with the SP1 built in and
> it looks like a standard XP (and it is a XP Professional Edition :-).

How odd. On my PC, the package chooser and the view name (where is says
Category/Full/Partial) are clipped off at the right hand side of the window.

I'm running Windows XP, with slipstreamed SP1, and all WindowsUpdates. Maybe
they fixed something in the Tablet PC edition.


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