View Full Version : Objects shift when viewing demo in 800x600

12-27-2004, 01:01 PM
Using DS 7.5
Built demo in 1024 mode, but when user views in 800x600 mode, objects shift on the screen. I found an article in the KB that covers this, but apparently not for 7.5, as the interface has changed (the article applies to 5.x).
Any more info on this?

12-28-2004, 05:59 PM

For a good explanation of how scaling works for a Full Screen Demo, see Knowledge Base article Q102216 PRB: Bitmaps Appear in the Wrong Position or Look Distorted When the Demo Is Set to Full-Screen Mode. The InstallShield Knowledge Base is located at http://support.installshield.com.

This article applies to version 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, and 8.x

One way to prevent any scaling or positioning problems in your demo, you might consider creating a fixed size, Windowed Mode demo. When a demo is run in this mode, the demo will be the same dimensions under all Windows resolutions. The demo will appear as a fixed-sized window, centered on-screen. If the 'Full-Screen Background' option is selected, the remaining area around the demo window will be filled with a designer-defined color or BMP background.

I hope this is helpful.

12-31-2004, 01:42 PM
Thanks JG. The elements that shift on the screen are actually the hotspots and the quick buttons. I've never had this problem before, and I've been using demoshield for about 5 years now. I started over with particular demo thinking I could build it and view it in 8x6 mode but they still shifted up. Could it be a bug?