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Thread: Front End - Form Size

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    Apr 2007

    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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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    ok, but how big are they normally?


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    FLAC SFiorito's Avatar
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    May 2004
    or just set the form to start up maximized so you don't worry about resolution

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    Apr 2007
    I was more worried about how much screen real estate i had to play with more than anything else.

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    Maximum Bitrate DeltaFX's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
    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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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Great advice!

    thanks for that, consider it all taken on board!

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