Just downloaded 2016r4 and have noticed the ‘system’ font doesn’t appear to be rendering the same as 2016r3. Noticeable all over, ie. in the actual IDE, all the main Run, Build icons etc… and in the Navigator. The fonts are slightly pixelated and thin looking. It reminds me of what fonts usually look like when ClearType is not selected in Windows Appearance settings.
I checked Xojo options settings, nothing different there and restarted the computer - same thing. The issue also causes labels in my application to be slightly out of position.
Anyway, it doesn’t really matter that much about how or what the Xojo IDE looks like, providing it doesn’t wreck my code. But as usual, it seems like Windows users are the poor cousins when compared to users of the MacOS.
I only ever got into programming (mid 80’s) because IBM Compatible PC’s offered free and usable tools for programming.
The perverse thing here is that I use Macs everyday for my “real job” as a pre-press professional. In the Printing Industry, Macs have always been more reliable and have had the better software (but now ALL Adobe). So I’ve seen this from the beginning.
I’ve got a version of the Xojo IDE running on a Mac at my work - looks much better - no transparency issues etc.
The software I’m writing is like one would find on a ‘dedicated device’. That is, the computer is just the front end. The software and tethered device will be used in the field. Therefore a portable device, ie. Laptop is required. You can pick up a Win7 laptop very cheap or even for nothing.
Is there already a feedback report for this specific problem?
I have the same problem on xojo 2016 r4.1 when I debug on Win 7 and when I run an executable which I compiled on Windows 7.
I see the same problems when I run this executable on win10.
Does anyone know if it makes a difference if you compile on win 10 (or mac) and run on win 7 (or win 10 or Mac)?
I have yet to test these cases …
Well, we would need a good reason to revert because we have already made changes regarding retina and it’s possible we’d have to postpone the release of our software. As far I can see R3 still has some issues regarding retina.
Yes I know. I simply don’t use this mode at the moment since I am currently focusing on the business-requirements of my project. But you are right, even for business applications this gets and issue you can’t neglect.
I made a a movie and example project (based on RTFedit).
I use Xojo 2017r1.1 on Windows 7.
On the background - Xojo 2017 r1.1: not clear at all, changing the ClearType setting has no effect
On the top of the screen - a sentence drawn on a canvas (in the paint-event with Graphics.DrawString): similar to the text in the IDE
At the bottom of the screen - the RTFedit-box: everything is perfect, and the ClearType setting is working as expected.
The text in these 3 cases should look exactly the same