Applies to: All version of GUI Design Studio
How do I run my prototype full screen? The F9 and Ctrl-F9 run the prototype, but it's much smaller than the full screen.
At the moment, you must create designs to a fixed size. Flexible layout mechanisms to allow for general resizing operations might be available in future releases of GUI Design Studio.
If your screen design is smaller than your actual screen resolution then running the prototype 'full screen' will fill the screen with the background but your design will appear normal size in the middle. In most cases, this is exactly what you want, so you can see the design actual size. In other cases, when you're presenting your design to a group, you might want to have the design fill the whole screen to make it easier to see.
1. To scale the design to fill the screen (e.g. for presentation) then there is an option by clicking "Run" menu and select "Prototype Options":
2. To emulate a different screen size or set a custom size, just select the size you need and the running prototype will scale appropriately. You will want to choose the size that matches your design resolution and you might need to make a few adjustments to avoid seeing scroll bars or to take into account expanding elements like Frame Windows.
For example, if you have designed an application window that's 800 x 600 pixels in size, you might want to try emulating a custom screen resolution of 810 x 610. This will fill the screen with your design.
Note that your design could also be bigger than your actual screen resolution and it will shrink to fit. Be aware that you might see some scaling artefacts because it's not changing your actual screen resolution to match.
3. Click "OK" when you're ready to run the prototype of your design with the desired screen size selected.
NOTE: Annotations and other design-only items such as grid lines do not appear when running a Prototype.