Thursday, August 7, 2008

Explanation why there is no space between l and other letters

In SSMPropEditor you might notice in the tree view like below that there is no distance between lowercase a and l in Architectural and Electrical but it look just fine with Structural and Mechanical. Why is this happening?

Before, not looking good   vs   After, looking better

Is is apparently normal for GDI+ text based rendering and GDIPlus is used in this treeview control. Here is Microsoft attempt to explain it:

What I did to solve this was increasing the font height a little. If you want to be able to edit multiple sheet set properties take a look at SSMPropEditor.

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