Bug 33479 - Getting Started page is not scaled on High-DPI displays
Summary: Getting Started page is not scaled on High-DPI displays
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 3.11 (C5)
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: Future Cycle
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-08-28 15:11 UTC by Cody Beyer (MSFT)
Modified: 2017-06-23 17:54 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Cody Beyer (MSFT) 2015-08-28 15:11:14 UTC
### Description

The Getting Started page in Visual Studio for Xamarin projects is very tiny when using a high DPI monitor

### Notes

I am using Parallels on a MacBook Pro Retina, at 3360x2100

### Screenshot


### Steps to Reproduce

1. Use a configuration similar to as described in the Notes section
2. Open Visual Studio
3. Create a new iOS project

### Expected Results

The getting started screen should be scaled for high-dpi displays

### Actual Results

Getting started page is not scaled

### Versions

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015
Version 14.0.23107.0 D14REL
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.6.00079

Installed Version: Professional

Visual Basic 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA453
Microsoft Visual Basic 2015

Visual C# 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA453
Microsoft Visual C# 2015

Visual C++ 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA453
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015

Visual F# 2015 RC   00322-40000-00000-AA453
Microsoft Visual F# 2015 RC

Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package   1.0
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio

Common Azure Tools   1.5
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.

GenerateUnitTest   1.0
Generates unit test code for methods in classes under test.

Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools   1.4
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools

NuGet Package Manager   3.0.0
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.

PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer   1.2
Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.

Xamarin   3.11.836.0 (ed5c750)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Android (f98871a95a479f6d71b3067b7e5834d41fcb2118)
Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.iOS (6db87c53c073f4af2f5247fb738a27ea08c094fd)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.

Xamarin.iOS Unified Migration   1.0
Automated migration for Xamarin iOS Classic projects to Unified

Xamarin.TestCloud.Integration   1.0
Early preview of Xamarin Test Cloud integration
Comment 1 Cody Russell 2016-11-22 23:50:32 UTC
I ran across this tonight and was just about to report it too, then I found this bug exists.

When I open the GettingStarted.html file in Edge itself, everything looks fine. After Googling around a little bit I found this page that indicates that the browser controls on Windows don't pick up HighDPI settings for some reason. There is a solution on the page but it looks weirdly low-level.

Comment 2 Joaquin Jares 2017-06-23 17:54:03 UTC
We have replaced the Getting Started pages with new Overview pages that are HDPI. Marking this as resolved.