[wingide-users] debug mode & window restore under Windows 7

Jonathan March JDM at MarchRay.net
Wed Mar 31 09:56:25 MDT 2010

You are correct, though it's puzzling because according to Windows Update
the only win7 changes in the interim were for IE8 compatibility and Windows
Defender which one would not think relevant.

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Wing IDE Support <support at wingware.com>wrote:

> Am I correct that this is no longer a problem if Win7 is brought up to
> date?  It sounds like MS may have fixed something in their graphics
> libraries or Wing is somehow on a compatibility list as you suggest.
> Thanks,
> John
> On 3/31/10 9:38 AM, Jonathan March wrote:
>> [Note: The following problem which I typed up on March 19 but did not
>> send then, seems to have been resolved by March 26, which is puzzling
>> since there was no Wing update in the interim, and the only windows
>> updates were for IE8 compatibility and for Windows Defender. I am
>> sending this report anyway, for the record, in case others experience
>> similar problems. (As I mention below, Total Commander had the same
>> problem and still does. This makes me wonder whether it was a
>> compatibility issue, with Wing now having been added to a Win7
>> compatibility list but TC not.]
>> ====
>> wing ide pro 3.2.5-1
>> windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit (1366 x 768 screen)
>> If I am debugging a program with Wing, and hit an exception:
>> If the wing window was maximized, no problem, it stays maximized.
>> But if the wing window was not maximized (partial screen) then as soon
>> as it hits the exception, the window resizes, always to the same
>> inconvenient rather small size (about 640 x 660 pixels).
>> I would like for this behavior to stop.
>> There seem to be two factors:
>> 1. Something in Wing that makes it want to resize when it hits an
>> exception. I wouldn't mind this if it were part of perspectives.
>> Actually it could be useful at times for the debugging perspective to
>> have a different window size than the edit perspective. But this does
>> not seem to be the case. The behavior is unchanged whether perspectives
>> are enabled or not.
>> 2. Something different (from WinXP at least) about how Win7 handles the
>> windows Restore command. Some apps (e.g. firefox) have adapted to this
>> change and work as expected, but others (e.g. Wing and Total Commander)
>> have not -- restore usually goes to that same 640x660 size, regardless
>> of what the previous (pre-maximize) size was.
>> These issues do NOT occur on my Windows XP (1280x1024) system.
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