Pixels and points will be the same measurement in this scenario, as far as I know.
Check out this FMI KnowledgeBase Article:
databuzz I do not believe that that KB article is updated with current info on the iPad Pro 10.5"
It is also a bit of disconnect in the KB article becase FM says the max full screen size for the 12.9" is 1024 x 1346, but Apple has the logical resolution at 1024 x 1366. Where did the 20pts go in FM?
Jaymo With retina iOS displays you generally divide the actual px size by 2 to get the logical screen resolution.
My guess is that the 10.5" screen size is 834pt x 1112pt for full screen. I have also found the built in guides in FM to be wrong most of the time.
Thanks for the replies guys. I did read that article before posting but it was out of date.
Bigtom - Through trial and error I found the point dimensions of this screen in Filemaker Go to be about 1110 x 710. The screen on the 10.5" model is listed on Apple's website as 2224 x 1668 pixels so i suspect the pixels are 2:1 pixels to points width wise but more like 2.3:1 height wise. That would mean a rectangular pixel which is not uncommon.
I suspect someone out there in the Apple universe knows the exact answer to this...
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iPads (and all other current Apple devices) have square pixels.
The iOS status bar is 20 pixels high on non-retina displays, 40 pixels (20 points) on retina displays, assuming it is not showing a second row (used on an iPhone for features like call in progress, audio recording, personal hotspot, etc.).
It looks like the numbers in the FM "screen stencils" knowledge base article exclude the standard iOS status bar. That would account for a 12.9-inch iPad Pro being 1366 x 1024 points according to Apple, with FM saying maximum resolution is 1024 x 1346 (portrait) or 1366 x 1004 (landscape) with FM toolbar and menu bar off. The same pattern applies to 9.7-inch iPad maximum resolutions reported by FM.
On that basis, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro with actual resolution of 2224 x 1668 pixels would be 1112 x 834 points according to Apple, and its maximum resolution in FM would be 834 x 1092 (portrait) or 1112 x 814 (landscape).
According to that document, the FM toolbar and menu bar each require 44 pixels in the vertical dimension, so with both enabled that would result in maximum resolution of 834 x 1004 (portrait) or 1112 x 726 (landscape), not allowing for other features like the record selector and vertical scroll bar.
Yes! davidempson thank you so much for this very detailed explanation. This is very helpful. I was working on re-formatting my layouts today using a dimension very close to what you quoted for landscape and it works great. I'll plug your numbers in tomorrow. I think this will help lots of people.
FYI if you notice something lacking in the KB and you click the "No" button at the bottom to say it was not useful. You are asked to provide feedback on how it could be improved. Please do this.
TSGal has often stated that updating documentation is super low priority at FMI, but after submitting many reports of outdated, incorrect or serious lack of information over the past few years I did get a few notifications of updated articles.
The notify option now requires a login to the KB which is annoying. Half the time I want to see a KB article I am asked for a login and that is another issue I have yet to deal with figuring out.
"updating documentation is super low priority at FMI" is incorrect. The documentation changes each time a new release occurs. Changing documentation during a release does not occur to keep consistency. Information that is needed between releases is generally covered in Knowledge Base Articles.
An idea is to create your own rulers by doing a screen capture of the form layout with rulers enabled. This should produce a 1:1.
Show that image in your device and you can determine the dimensions with a bit of windage...
… and to add the Pro's:
10.5‑inch iPad Pro
- Retina display
- 10.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display
- 2224-by-1668 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
12.9‑inch iPad Pro
- Retina display
- 12.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display
- 2732-by-2048 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
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Thought this might be useful, I have put this together using an iPad Pro 10.5, FileMaker Go 16, Get ( WindowContentHeight ) and Get ( WindowContentWidth )
SCREEN ORIENTATION TOOLBAR MENU BAR WIDTH HEIGHT Portrait (full screen) On On 834 1004 Portrait (full screen) Off On 834 1048 Portrait (full screen) On Off 834 1048 Portrait (full screen) Off Off 834 1092 Portrait (slide over/25%) On On 320 1004 Portrait (slide over/25%) Off On 320 1048 Portrait (slide over/25%) On Off 320 1048 Portrait (slide over/25%) Off Off 320 1092 Portrait (split 75%) On On 504 1004 Portrait (split 75%) Off On 504 1048 Portrait (split 75%) On Off 504 1048 Portrait (split 75%) Off Off 504 1092 Landscape (full screen) On On 1112 726 Landscape (full screen) Off On 1112 770 Landscape (full screen) On Off 1112 770 Landscape (full screen) Off Off 1112 814 Landscape (slideover/split 25%) On On 782 726 Landscape (slideover/split 25%) Off On 782 770 Landscape (slideover/split 25%) On Off 782 770 Landscape (slideover/split 25%) Off Off 782 814 Landscape (split 50%) On On 551 726 Landscape (split 50%) Off On 551 770 Landscape (split 50%) On Off 551 770 Landscape (split 50%) Off Off 551 814 Landscape (split 75%) On On 320 726 Landscape (split 75%) Off On 320 770 Landscape (split 75%) On Off 320 770 Landscape (split 75%) Off Off 320 814