Resizable windows acting up on left monitor when resizing

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FrankAndrew
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Resizable windows acting up on left monitor when resizing

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Product, version and build: PowerShell Studio 2019, 5.6.170
32 or 64 bit version of product: 64bit
Operating system: Windows 10 Enterprise (1809)
32 or 64 bit OS: 64bit

I have discovered a problem with resizable windows/dialogs/forms when they are located on a monitor LEFT of the Primary monitor. (The position value of X is in the negitive, who knows what happens when the Y value is negitive)

This happens with both an "exported" .ps1 file and when it is converted to an EXE file.

The mouse pointer and the action for resizing is wrong when the mouse pointer is at the bottom of the dialog but NOT at the lower right hand corner. The mouse pointer and the resizing action acts as IF it was at the lower right hand corner even though it is NOT.

This ONLY happens on a monitor that is LEFT of the primary monitor:
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Monitor relationships
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This problem might be a SAPIEN problem or it might be a Microsoft library problem.

I would like to upload a test form and a 3MB Video (MP4) if you would please let me know how I can upload something other than a picture.

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Alexander Riedel
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Re: Resizable windows acting up on left monitor when resizing

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We don't really have anything to do with setting the mouse cursor on frame elements, multi-monitor support, or resizing.
I would suggest to use a non .NET application (e.g. PrimalScript, PrimalPad, Notepad) and see if that has the same issue.
In that case it is most likely a Windows or display/ graphics / mouse driver problem.
If the problem only occurs with .NET apps (Powershell, Powershell Studio etc) then it is .NET framework problem.
If it only occurs in SOME .NET applications, it might be the framework version or the.config file.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Resizable windows acting up on left monitor when resizing

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Hi Alex,

I have only seen this with PowerShell and the EXEs that I have created with it.
I had been observing this for the last month and investigated today.
I just found out today that it had to do with the X < 0 values.

I have seen NO other programs that act like this.

I would hope that you guys could determine if it is the MS libs and like you said which ones.

I do NOT remeber seeing this on Windows 7 but who has that anymore.
I cannot choose which .NET PowerShell or SAPIEN is using.

This is NOT a big Problem it is just silly. It would be great if you guys had the expertise and time to nail it down to which MS stuff is broken and then let MS know what they need to fix. They have also not noticed this behavior.

If a lot of programers that use PowerShell Studio are not using resizable dialogs/forms then they will not even notice this.
And again they would need to have the constellation of a monitor left of the primary.

As I like to say… Are we having FUN yet!

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Re: Resizable windows acting up on left monitor when resizing

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PowerShell Studio dialog/windows/forms do NOT have this problem.
But it DOES occur when the same Version of PowerShell Studio is running the program in debug mode.
Maybe that tells you which MS libs are being used.

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Re: Resizable windows acting up on left monitor when resizing

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I'll send this thread to QA and see what they can find out.
The packaged exe's use an earlier framework for backward compatibility.
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Re: Resizable windows acting up on left monitor when resizing

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Sounds like a good plan.

Ich bin gespannt was raus kommt.

Thanks Alex.

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Re: Resizable windows acting up on left monitor when resizing

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Hello,
Could you please zip and upload the form and video to that location

https://www.sapien.com/support/upload

Thanks

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Re: Resizable windows acting up on left monitor when resizing

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I just uploaded the files for you.

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Re: Resizable windows acting up on left monitor when resizing

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Thanks, will check and try to reproduce

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Re: Resizable windows acting up on left monitor when resizing

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How are thngs progressing with this problem?

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