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[java] Resolution requirements

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Hey, I''m making a Java application using Swing. It has JInternalFrames all over the app. The app requires big windows with lots of data in it and I just can''t fit them in relatively small windows. Is it safe and user-friendly to assume 1024*768 screen resolution as a minimum to run the application without problems these days or should I resize the screens to fit on 800*600? I''d like your opinions or the resolution of your screen to see what seems to be the default. Thanks, ****************************** Stefan Baert On the day we create intelligence and consciousness, mankind becomes God. On the day we create intelligence and consciousness, mankind becomes obsolete... ******************************

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Sorry, I have no answer to your question but I do want to make a related addon to your question.

How can you get or set the resolution of the system or is that not possible?

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StrategicAlliance: I always design for 600x800 or less not only because many users have low resolutions, but also because people may want to not have your app maximized all the time. Try allowing the user to do things like specify font size so they can fit more info in the screen. If you still think things are cumbersome, you might want to look at other options you have about reducing the amount of info on-screen at the same time.

zappsweden: Getting the screen size is easy. java.awt.Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getScreenSize()
For setting the screen size/resolution: this is what you want.

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Edited by - wayfarerx on October 29, 2001 4:17:43 PM

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