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When working with high resolution screens, the Designer's user interface looks tiny and/or incomplete.


  • Change Windows' SideBySide behavior in the Registry:
    • Open regedit as an Administrator
    • Select the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > SideBySide
    • Right click in the righ pane and choose NEW > DWORD (32 bit) Value
    • Give it the name "PreferExternalManifest"
    • Double click PreferExternalManifest and give it Value 1 as Decimal.
    • Close regedit
    • Now windows will detect specific "Manifest" files when launching programs
  • Create a Manifest file for Stambia DI Designer
    • Create a Text file named "stambia.exe.manifest" in the Designer's directory
    • File content:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
    <assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0" xmlns:asmv3="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3">
        <trustInfo xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v2">
                    <requestedExecutionLevel xmlns:ms_asmv3="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3"
            <asmv3:windowsSettings xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/SMI/2005/WindowsSettings">
                <ms_windowsSettings:dpiAware xmlns:ms_windowsSettings="http://schemas.microsoft.com/SMI/2005/WindowsSettings">false</ms_windowsSettings:dpiAware>
  • Restart the Designer

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