scaling controls on window resize or font change?

This is a discussion on scaling controls on window resize or font change? within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I'm working on an app with a few tabs worth of controls, and I'm curious about the best way to ...

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    scaling controls on window resize or font change?

    I'm working on an app with a few tabs worth of controls, and I'm curious about the best way to go about handling resizing the window if I decide to allow it. It seems like that would all have to be done one control at a time. Is there anything easier?

    Something else I plan to do is allow user to change the font in edit controls and listviews. I've done this before, but I've never considered how the font type/size effects the control. Like, if they make the font bigger, do I have to resize the controls to show it properly? How would you calculate control size based on font size/type?
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    It sounds like you are talking about dialog windows, right?

    Yea there's no real away to do all the controls at once during runtime (that i know of). You'd have to make a loop, or hard code in the resizing of all your controls.

    Question, if it's tabs and controls in a dialog, I'm going to assume they are either options or preference type controls. So why are you making that sizeable? If not, ignore that question.

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    Yeah, each tab has a dialog window associated with it at runtime. I guess you could call it a substitute for the usual MDI. Each tab serves a separate, but related, task.

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