Garbled display with VisualGDB 5.4 Preview 3

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    bernardofca
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    I updated to VisualGDB 5.4 Preview 3 to fix the issue mentioned here: https://sysprogs.com/w/forums/topic/exception-in-vs2010/

    I no longer have the original issue but the property pages are garbled as shown in the attached file. The display was not perfect before but now it is unusable…

    Please advise…

    Thanks,
    Bernard

     

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    #21082

    support
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    Hi,

    No problem, please try this build: http://sysprogs.com/files/tmp/VisualGDB-5.4.3.2306.msi

    #21085

    bernardofca
    Participant

    This is much improved. The “Makefile settings” is now showing correctly. This helps! I still see 3 issues:

    1. The fist time I click on “VisualGDB Project Properties” the page that is displayed is bigger than the screen. I see a few applications that do that. This is annoying as I need to grab the top of the page to shrink it.
    2. The “Embedded Project” page is still not showing correctly: too much spacing and no elevator on the right (see vgdb1.png)
    3. On the “Additional Memories” pages, the titles are truncated at the bottom (see vgdb2.png). If I add memory, the data is also truncated.
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    #21119

    support
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    Hi,

    The visual issues you are describing come from the incompatibility between the WinForms framework used by older parts of VisualGDB and the modern high-DPI displays. We are gradually switching the VisualGDB GUI to the newer WPF framework that is 100% compatible with the new displays, so we only fix the legacy WinForms GUI if it becomes completely unusable.

    That said, we have recently switched the Embedded Project Properties page to WPF, please try this build (please note that it is not 100% tested and may introduce new bugs).

    If the VisualGDB Project Properties window is still too large on the first run, please check the %LOCALAPPDATA%\VisualGDB\GUIPreferences.xml file and let us know if there is any correlation between the LastKnownPropertyWindowRectangle values there and the window location/size (e.g. if the stored values appear multiplied by some factor).

    #21136

    bernardofca
    Participant

    The Embedded Project page is now usable! The only comment I would have is that it does not use the same style as other pages (minor inconvenient). Normal style is to have headers in Bold letters on a light gray background. Fonts also look different.

    I could not reproduce the “page too big” problem because it seems that the problem goes away after I rescale for the first time.

    Hopefully that version is not too buggy because this is what I am going to use!

    #21137

    support
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    Good to know it works. We will unify the styles of the pages after we convert most of the settings pages to WPF (they will inherit the Visual Studio color theme just like the new wizards). Before that, the WPF-based pages and WinForms-based pages will indeed look slightly differently, sorry.

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