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    Front End - Form Size

    Hi there,

    I am looing to start attacking developmenet of my new front end - however, I do not my LCD yet and are unsure of how big to make the form in Delphi (to suit my LCD).

    I will be using [LEFT]an 8" LCD.

    How do most people set up there base form? I obviously want it to take up the whole 8".

    Thanks for your help.

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    ok, but how big are they normally?

    Cheers.

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    OK, most people have 7" screens.

    And they will either set the resolution at 800x600 or 848x480

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    or just set the form to start up maximized so you don't worry about resolution

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    I was more worried about how much screen real estate i had to play with more than anything else.

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    Most common res are 800*600 and 800*480.

    Don't forget to :
    - ask zindoz to hide the taskbar
    - Set your form(s) with no border

    Try to make your front-end selfcontained, not depending on a precise version of wmp ( real coders use bass.dll ), or a certain OS, or a certain version of the MDAC, or whatelse. If that's not possible, allow the user to deactivate the function

    There are navigation programs that runs perfectly fine on a win98se 450Mhz K6-2
    Remember that win98/Me are fully capable 32bits OSes too, and much more suited for small puters than vista), try to be retrocompatible.


    From an ergonomic point of view, make sure a transistion between to screens takes less than 10ms, avoid any form of user confirmation for an action while driving, avoid error messages (create logs instead)

    ...
    Now Galileo is real. Muhahahahaha :p

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    Great advice!

    thanks for that, consider it all taken on board!

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