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screen resolution /display issues with windows store development on two different machines

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  • I am developing a Windows Store App at work and everything works fine. The development machine at work is a Dell Inspiron 23 5000 series with a 23" 1920 x 1080 screen.. At home I have a Dell XPS-18 which has an 18" screen with 1920 x 1080 @ pixel density 122.38 PPI

    When I run the application on my XPS-18, the app doesn't render the same as on the Inspiron 23. I adjust the device size to accommodate the smaller screen, yet the app doesn't scale properly. When viewing my pages in VS13 or Blend, the pages render correctly when I adjust the device to a 1920 x 1080 device resolution, but when I build and deploy the screen don't show properly. Can anyone offer some suggestions on what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.

    Friday, January 16, 2015 12:48 AM

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  • The app should render differently on the two screens since one is running at high DPI and the other isn't. The high DPI version is essentially magnified.

    See Guidelines for window sizes and scaling to screens for suggestions on how to design for this scenario.

    You can test with different 1920x1080 x different DPI in the Windows Simulator and should get similar results to your two monitors.

    If you have specific questions about how to deal with your scenario then please provide more details on what you are doing and what results you would like to end up with.

    Friday, January 16, 2015 4:45 AM
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