App Design Advice

I’m building a testing app for my daughter (a teacher). I’ve tried to point her toward existing testing apps but she’s quite particular about the user interface, and has exacting requirements for generating tests so it looks like I going to have to write a custom app.

I looking for advice on how to create an interface that generates on the fly based on the number of possible answers and and the individual answer length.

I think a scrolling document style window will do the job to accommodate the varying length windows but I am perplexed on how calculate how big a text area would have to be created to accommodate a particular text string.

Advice on where would be the best place to start would be much appreciated.


Check out Graphics.StringHeight in the Language Reference. You can use a small temporary picture to do the calculations.

Have a look at my QuizMaker Pro for ideas. It’s done quite well for me.