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resizing displays
shadyvillian
Member #12,426
December 2010

How do I make a display that I set ALLEGRO_RESIZABLE to not be able to resize anymore?

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Todd Cope
Member #998
November 2000
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Looks like al_toggle_display_flag() only supports ALLEGRO_FULLSCREEN_WINDOW and ALLEGRO_NOFRAME. The only thing you could do is destroy the display and recreate it with ALLEGRO_RESIZABLE turned off.

SiegeLord
Member #7,827
October 2006
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The unstable version has a way to specify size constraints on the window, which you could use to implement something like this.

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shadyvillian
Member #12,426
December 2010

I've been using that function in the beginning of the program thats a good idea.

EDIT: doing that messes up the program big time and causes it to crash some how

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Luiji99
Member #12,254
September 2010

Do you remember to update all of the pointers to your display?

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shadyvillian
Member #12,426
December 2010

What do you mean exactly? I've attached a screenshot to what happens.

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Luiji99
Member #12,254
September 2010

No, you haven't.

What I mean is, did you update every single variable of type ALLEGRO_DISPLAY* to point to the new display? If you haven't, at some point you'll try to access the old pointer, which you've destroyed, which will lead to unpredictable results.

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shadyvillian
Member #12,426
December 2010

Oh you have to create a new display? I can't do that I'd have to reload all my resources.

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Luiji99
Member #12,254
September 2010

That appears to be your only option, sorry. The only resource that I think gets attached to a display is ALLEGRO_BITMAP, though, and I'm pretty sure there's a way to transfer them over from one display to another without reloading them.

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