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Resizeable dialog boxes

Beer_Tigger

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I tend to run my resolution much higher than most people and have plenty of real-estate.  I would love to be able to stretch the dialog boxes so I don’t have to horizontally scroll list box dialogs such as the beer style dialog.
 

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Beer Tigger,
 I know what you mean - I actually run three large montors at high resolution on my main computer.

 This is a possibility, though it is a challenge under Windows, which does not have much support for resizable dialogs.

 However, I'm looking at ways to do this for possible major revision - though it is probably a year or more off.

Cheers!
Brad
 

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Well, what language do you write this in?  Maybe I could help.
 

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It is all in MFC C++.  However I am seriously looking at using wxWidgets in the future for portability.

Cheers!
Brad

 

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C++, that's my favorite!  Been doing software for 20 years, C++ for 16.

If you ever want to delegate a function... let me know.

Feel free to check out my company's website: www.symx.com
 

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Thanks!
 If I can carve off a piece for the next round I will certainly let you know!

Cheers!
Brad
 
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You could always move to Managed Code and make use of Winforms.  I know they have a simple property you can set to the dialogs you create to allow them to be resized quite easily. :)  

The next version of the framework that is being worked on ( been using beta1) will have a bunch of other fun and cool controls for the toolbars, menus, etc.
 

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Thanks - I will take a look.

The pain, of course, is having to redevelop a lot of the infrastructure code that makes BeerSmith so easy to use.  Unfortunately I'm going to have that pain no matter which option I choose.

Cheers!
Brad
 
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