Dialog box height/width differs in winXP

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    Dialog box height/width differs in winXP

    I've been working on an app from a win98 box and all was fine. I just compiled and ran it on my winXP box and the height and width of the dialog is smaller than it was on the other box...
    Does this happen to you? Might you have any idea how I can work around it (other than just making the dialog bigger, since that will make it too big on some boxes)?

    btw, this is an API app.

    Thanks buddy.

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    I noticed that too, but it's just a few pixels so I usually leave some extra space.
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    Put a call to MoveWindow() for example, in the dialog boxes WM_CREATE handler then you can choose what size it will be.
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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    Put a call to MoveWindow() for example, in the dialog boxes WM_CREATE handler then you can choose what size it will be.
    Thanx adrian, but that won't fix the problem. I can simply change the height/width when I create the window. What I want to do is add a few pixels only if the client os is winxp or greater.

    What I've done thus far is check if _osver >= 261 (for _MSC_VER) or if _osversion >= 261 (for other compilers). I don't know how valid this will be. I just used the value 261 because I checked and my _osversion in xp returns 261...

    I have to think there must be some way to check what version the os is more acurately or at least there must be more documentation on if 261 is the _osversion of all xp boxes... ?

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    _osver() returns the build number, not the basic version, this value may change if you install major service packs. Use _winver(), the major version numer is in the high byte, the minor in the low byte, (or you can be obtain them individually by _winmajor() and _winminor()).
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    When I located _osver, I found _winver and the like in the stdlib.h file for MSVC.. The reason I opted to go with _osver/_osversion is _winver is microsoft specific. There is no equivalent (or at least none that I'm aware of) for borland, which is what I'm compiling with... Perhaps I should just build with MSVC solely so I can use those variables? Hmm...

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    >>> There is no equivalent (or at least none that I'm aware of) for borland,

    Really? Okay, how about the GetVersionEx() API routine, you must be able to see that surely?
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    Perfect! That's just what the doctor ordered...

    Thanks adrian. Med venlig hilsen.

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