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    Why support so few apps the landscape mode as alternative orientation? It's only 2 lines of code in the stage assistant. It's not only a matter of sense if landscape is really needed for an app. It's a matter of been better and cooler than other phones.

    Code:
    if (stageController.setWindowOrientation)
                        stageController.setWindowOrientation("free");
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    Quote Originally Posted by juergen View Post
    Why support so few apps the landscape mode as alternative orientation? It's only 2 lines of code in the stage assistant. It's not only a matter of sense if landscape is really needed for an app. It's a matter of been better and cooler than other phones.

    Code:
    if (stageController.setWindowOrientation)
                        stageController.setWindowOrientation("free");
    No, it's a lot more than just that. You have to make sure all of your elements are re-oriented and positioned correctly in both orientations. And in some cases a screen needs to be re-designed to be functional in landscape mode.

    For instance when I implemented landscape mode in Music Player (Remix), it took me awhile to re-design the "now playing" screen's layout to be visually appealing and user-friendly in landscape mode. Simply setting the orientation to "free" was not going to work since the original scene was designed to be displayed on a screen where the height was greater than the width.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanPLC View Post
    No, it's a lot more than just that. You have to make sure all of your elements are re-oriented and positioned correctly in both orientations. And in some cases a screen needs to be re-designed to be functional in landscape mode.
    For typical apps that use the standard widgets it is just that easy, sorry. Only if you draw everything yourself that you are right.

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