Measuring window sizes, elements and much more...

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Measuring window sizes, elements and much more...

Postby IT2Be » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:35 pm

Just a little tip.

I often wonder what size a window has and/or where to put an element.

Sometimes I see an application window that I like but need to know the dimensions to really mimic it.

It is nice to know, sometimes, where a window is on a screen.

And there is much more one can think of.

A few months ago I came across a nice litte application that helps me to solve all these questions: xScope.

It has a loupe, guides, rulers, crosshair etc.

Very, very useful!!!

You can find it here: http://iconfactory.com/software/xscope
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Re: Measuring window sizes, elements and much more...

Postby Robert Huber » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:05 pm

Hello Marcel

Thanks for the tip. I also have to measure on screen and use the freeware freeruler, find it here:

http://www.pascal.com/software/freeruler/

I assume that's a simpler tool than the one you found, but it's ok for some measurements.

Regards, Robert


IT2Be wrote:Just a little tip.

I often wonder what size a window has and/or where to put an element.

Sometimes I see an application window that I like but need to know the dimensions to really mimic it.

It is nice to know, sometimes, where a window is on a screen.

And there is much more one can think of.

A few months ago I came across a nice litte application that helps me to solve all these questions: xScope.

It has a loupe, guides, rulers, crosshair etc.

Very, very useful!!!

You can find it here: http://iconfactory.com/software/xscope
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Postby IT2Be » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:13 pm

Hi Robert,

I know that one too. However, xScope is much more then only a ruler and has much more flexibility.

A nice tool for instance is the loupe, the loupe does not only zoom into the screen but gives position and color of the pixels. etc. etc. etc. :)
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Postby IT2Be » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:44 pm

BTW there is also a (new) dimensions tool, measuring distances on the x and y axis. I have never seen something like this, really SUPER...
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