Aspect Ratio and Screen Resolution


New to Ignition here. Starting creating a project in Designer yesterday and have a template pretty well-built so far. When beginning building the windows, I created a layout size of 1600x900 for a 16:9 aspect ratio. The project that this will be used on has a MapleSystems monitor with an aspect ratio of 4:3 and a screen resolution of 1024x768. Anyone know how this will behave when opening via Vision Client Launcher? Will the windows simply shrink to fit, or is it better off to start over with the correct ratio? TIA.

By default, it will shrink to fit, maintaining the aspect ratio. So there will be empty space above and below. This is controlled by the "Layout" options on every component and container in Vision. If you mix layout options, it can get complicated.

There is also a minimum dimension setting for windows, which will cause scroll bars to appear on smaller screens.

FWIW, I find java to be much better at scaling up than scaling down. Consider designing with a size that fits your smallest target. Perhaps 1024x576 in this case. Also keep in mind that, unless you use full-screen mode with no menu, no docks, and never see trial mode, even that small size will get shrunk a bit more.

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Thank you very much for the reply.