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allegro 5.0.10: window does not appear
Member #15,861
January 2015

Hello, I have a very strange problem. I have installed allegro 5.0.10 on my W7 s.p.1 home PC with MS VS express 2010, and all works fine. Decided to install allegro 5.0.10 on my notebook ASUS x53B with W7 s.p.1 & MS VS express 2010. All the configuration settings & solution properties are identical. I linked with allegro-5.0.10-monolith-md-debug.lib on both computers. When I run test program from allegro wiki on my notebook, then opens only console window, without main window. Output window says: Build: 1 succeeded, 0 filed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped. When I press CTRL+F5 appears a small application icon in the tray. As I mentioned, the same test program and others works fine on the home PC. Where could be the problem?
By the way, how can I insert code examples in the message?

Edgar Reynaldo
Member #8,592
May 2007

The window may be appearing offscreen. See this thread for a work around in case that is what is wrong.

Use <code>code goes here</code> tags :
code goes here

See al_set_window_position

Thomas Fjellstrom
Member #476
June 2000

We really need to fix that bug. My best guess is that we're passing in origin coordinates from querying the screen sizes, and somewhere its getting invalid coords... I think that happened to me on X more than once.

Also, if we are doing that, they should only be used if the user sets initial window coords, otherwise default to the OS's default window positioning (it generally gives the user what they expect).

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Member #15,861
January 2015

al_set_window_position helped!

Member #7,827
October 2006

So I'm confused, does this happen only with multiple monitors, or even if there's only 1?

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Member #12,491
January 2011

SiegeLord said:

So I'm confused, does this happen only with multiple monitors, or even if there's only 1?

It also happens on my windows pc, which only has one monitor.

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