Windows 10: Improving high-DPI experience in GDI based Desktop Apps

Discus and support Improving high-DPI experience in GDI based Desktop Apps in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; In recent years, High-DPI displays have become common. Having a lot more pixels to display your application on seems like a simple recipe for crisper... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by Brink, May 19, 2017.

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    Improving high-DPI experience in GDI based Desktop Apps


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    Brink, May 19, 2017
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  2. Regarding High DPI Scaling Behavior In Windows 10 (p)

    Hi David,

    High-DPI scaling improves the way Windows 10 handles automatic scaling per-monitor, which reduces the amount of blur or incorrect size for legacy apps. Here are the three scaling options:

    • System (Enhanced) will make the text and interface look crispier and elements will be sized correctly. This new option will override the way that a particular app handles the DPI scaling, which can result in interface elements and text
      being blurry, and allows Windows 10 to take care of the scaling.
    • Application used to be referred as "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings." Using this option will force the app to run on a per-monitor DPI awareness.
    • When you enabled System, Windows 10 will stretch the interface, bitmap elements, and text will be blurry. This is the standard way Windows 10 handles scaling.

    The new DPI scaling settings are only available for traditional desktop (GDI-based) apps. Windows Store apps cannot be configured with these options because they're already optimized for high pixel density displays.

    Should you need additional information, do let us know.
     
    Jennifer Bri, May 19, 2017
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  3. Louie Del Win User
    What does the new DPI options do?

    Hi,

    There are lots of improvements and upgrade made in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, this includes the new DPI options with enhanced feature. To give you an overview of the settings under
    Override high DPI scaling behavior, you can check the following settings and its effects:


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    • The Application setting was previously referred to as "Disable display scaling on high-DPI settings". It also forces the process to run in per-monitor DPI awareness mode. Windows will be prompted not to bitmap stretch UI
      (User Interface) from the exe in question when the DPI changes.
    • The System setting will bitmap stretch the UI when the DPI changes.
    • The System (Enhanced) setting is for applications that are GDI-based Windows or Graphics Device Interface (GDI) scaling. It will DPI scale the application on a per-monitor basis. This means that application will definitely become per-monitor
      DPI aware.

    Feel free to respond if you need more help.
     
    Louie Del, May 19, 2017
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