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Outdated font name for dialog boxes #2475

krishty opened this issue Feb 5, 2020 · 0 comments

Outdated font name for dialog boxes #2475

krishty opened this issue Feb 5, 2020 · 0 comments


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@krishty krishty commented Feb 5, 2020

This states: To have your application use the system font no matter which system it is running on, use DS_SHELLFONT with the typeface MS Shell Dlg, and use the DIALOGEX Resource instead of the DIALOG Resource. The system maps this typeface such that your dialog box will use the Tahoma font. Note that DS_SHELLFONT has no effect if the typeface is not MS Shell Dlg.

Actually, the font name is MS Shell Dlg 2. MS Shell Dlg (without the 2) has been deprecated since Windows 2000, as stated in this article:
MS Shell Dlg maps to the default shell font associated with the current culture/locale and supports the classic Windows desktop look. MS Shell Dlg 2 face name was introduced in Windows 2000 to support the look that was introduced with Windows 2000.

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