Scaling Eclipse on high dpi (dots per inch) monitors. Challenges and Solutions

Status:
Accepted

In the recent past the monitor technology has changed dramatically. There is a tremendous decrease in pixel size which resulted in high dpi monitors. The operating systems are designed with the assumption we have 72 dpi for Mac and 96 dpi for Windows and unix. Before the advent of "Retina" display this used to be the case. But with Retina displays the dpi started increasing. Now the application looks quite small on high dpi monitors to the naked eye. As the dpi increases the smaller the application looks. This presentation covers the challenges faced in resolving this problem

This presentation also covers
- The challenges encountered
- The level of support available at OS level
- How the common approach is arrived at
- What are the new apis introduced
- How scaling is done in case higher resolution images are not available/or for the existing applications which are not dpi aware

Slides

Session details
Speaker(s): Session Type: Experience level:
Beginner
Track: Tags:
gui
SWT
Schedule info
Session Time Slot(s):
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 17:00 to 17:35