Re: Maximum size of a dialog box?

Subject: Re: Maximum size of a dialog box?
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: "sulbha bahl" <sbahl -at- ansoft -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 12:24:22 -0600

On Monday, July 14, 2008, sulbha bahl wrote:

> I was recently asked by the QA dept if there was a rule to define the
> maximum size of a dialog box? And that would work for all environments.?
> Some of our dialog boxes are so big that on some machines (Unix/Linux),
> the users can't see the entire dialog box. These are not resizable
> either.

The guidelines for Windows Vista are here:

(see Recommended Sizing & Spacing)

Of course, this does not ensure it will work on a Linux box :) Hope it helps in some way,

Dana W.

Dana Worley
Software Product Manager/Manager, Software Support Group
Campbell Scientific, Inc.
Microsoft MVP, Windows Help


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