When you have been working with windows forms applications and deployed them for public consumption, you know you can face a ‘nasty’ handycap. How will your application look and perform when runned on other configurations?

While this problem is minimized drastically when using the .net framework, there’s still one area that can drive you crazy. I’m talking about modified DPI windows installations. If your application users do have a modified scaling in their windows you can be sure your application won’t display properly at some point.

The good news is that there’s an easy way to get rid of this if you’re using VMWare. Just install a virtualized Windows in your host computer and modify all the settings so you can see (without having to reboot) how your application behaves on different DPI configurations!

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