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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Enhanced High DPI support in WinForms XAF applications - YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED!

In this post, I will describe how to make your WinForms XAF application look much better if your Windows 7, 8 or 10 is configured to show text and other items larger (150-200% or more which is a usual setting on High DPI (4K) display devices).

The following animation demonstrates the difference between the default and DPI-Aware scaling:

This functionality is already available in the most recent XAF update (16.2.4). However, there are several High DPI related bugs that we have fixed after this release. That is why I recommend you to download this hotfix before trying High DPI: DevExpressComponents-

In this hotfix, the DPI-aware scaling is already enabled in XAF demos and design-time tools.

Proceed to see how to enable it in your applications.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

New and updated help topics in version 16.2.4

Recently, Dennis has published a huge list of changes introduced in XAF documentation in the previous major update (16.2). In this post, I would like to overview another set of changes in XAF documentation introduced with the 16.2.4 minor update of XAF.