High DPI on Windows with Tk

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chrischavez

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Jun 22, 2019, 10:10:30 PM6/22/19
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Hi everyone,

I wanted to share a way for using high-DPI appearance on Windows that I found, in case anyone was interested. I have posted it to
https://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=11101747


Before calling MainWindow->new in Tk, use Win32::API to invoke SetProcessDPIAware():

if ($^O eq 'MSWin32') {
use Win32::API;
# See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/api/winuser/nf-winuser-setprocessdpiaware
my $SetProcessDPIAware = Win32::API::More->new('User32', 'BOOL SetProcessDPIAware()');
$SetProcessDPIAware->Call() or warn 'Failed to set process DPI awareness';
}


This isn't the approach Microsoft recommends (they suggest using an application manifest instead), but this seems to be an easy enough approach for standalone scripts.


This approach works in Perl/Tk as well as modern Tcl/Tk wrappers like Tcl::pTk. Note that although $widget->scaling will be updated correctly, certain elements like images will not be resized automatically and may appear smaller than expected.


Christopher A. Chavez

chrischavez

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Jun 24, 2019, 6:08:40 PM6/24/19
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On Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 9:10:30 PM UTC-5, chrischavez wrote:
> if ($^O eq 'MSWin32') {
> use Win32::API;

Correction: `use Win32::API` should instead be `require Win32::API`. Thanks to Vadim Konovalov for spotting this mistake.
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