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Type: Bug
ID: 976183
Opened: 9/18/2014 3:55:07 PM
Access Restriction: Public
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In the Windows Forms Designer, many undesierable things happen as one switches between DPI settings. This happened under Visual Studio 2013, in both Windows 7 and 8.1. Running at 1400 x 900, no scaling, everything works fine, but once I up the resolution, everything starts getting weird. See reproduction for more. Controls get scaled incorrectly in the Designer, but compile correctly.
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Posted by Stefan Koell on 11/29/2016 at 3:00 AM
Microsoft shared a solution which allows you to run Visual Studio with display scaling enabled and I blogged about it here:
Posted by Microsoft on 9/26/2014 at 11:58 AM
Hi Osxdude,

Thank you for reporting this issue. Customer feedback is a critical part of a successful, impactful software product. Unfortunately another part is the reality of schedules and the need to prioritize investments according to the objectives of the product. We have evaluated the issue that you have reported and at this point in the product's lifecycle, it does not meet the criteria to be addressed. This evaluation is carefully done and considers many aspects including the cost of the fix, implications of the change, and the number of reported instances of the issue.

Many customers have found it useful to discuss issues like this in the forums (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/winforms) where Microsoft and other members of the community can recommend ways of achieving the behavior you are interested in.

Thank you,
The Windows Forms Product Team
Posted by Microsoft on 9/23/2014 at 1:39 AM
Hello again. We wanted to give you a quick reminder that to efficiently investigate and reproduce your issue, we need you to submit the additional information we requested. If we haven't heard back from you with the requested information in the next 3 days, we will go ahead and close the issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 9/19/2014 at 2:11 AM
Thank you for submitting feedback on Visual Studio and .NET Framework. In order to fix the issue, we must first reproduce the issue in our labs. We are unable to reproduce the issue with the steps you provided.

Could you please give us a demo project to demonstrate this issue so that we can conduct further research?

Please submit this information to us within 4 business days. We look forward to hearing from you with this information. If you require immediate assistance with this issue, please contact product support at http://support.microsoft.com/ph/1117.

Microsoft Visual Studio Connect Support Team
Posted by Microsoft on 9/19/2014 at 12:10 AM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If you require immediate assistance with this issue, please contact product support at http://support.microsoft.com/ph/1117.
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File Name Submitted By Submitted On File Size  
No Scaling, after changing settings back, and logging out and back in.PNG 9/18/2014 27 KB
Scaled, 150 percent.PNG 9/18/2014 44 KB
No Scaling.PNG 9/18/2014 21 KB