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Offline Pecan

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Plugin Settings Icons
« on: July 02, 2007, 01:45:39 pm »
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4203     /     mandrav     0 minutes     * Binary .cbplugin files can now contain icons for the "Settings" dialogs. The two supported icon files should be named <plugin_name>.png and <plugin_name>-off.png.
* Updated all settings dialogs to locate icons through configmanager.
* If a settings icon for a plugin cannot be located, the generic-plugin icon will be used.

Beautiful!

thank you

Should the <plugin>.png's be loose in the .cbplugin file or zipped together in the <plugin>.zip along with the <plugin>.manifest.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2007, 01:54:13 pm by Pecan »

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Re: Plugin Settings Icons
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2007, 02:09:40 pm »
Sample plugin (named TestPlugin) contents:


TestPlugin.cbplugin:
    TestPlugin.dll  <-- the plugin
    TestPlugin.zip  <-- its resources
    TestPlugin.png  <-- the highlighted settings icon
    TestPlugin-off.png  <-- the non-highlighted settings icon


These are the "easy" stuff to support, since they share a common base name (the plugin's name). To add support for, e.g. toolbar images, will take a little longer...

EDIT: for those wondering, the problem is not how to define additional files to be installed but rather how to know what files each plugin needs when exporting (saving).
« Last Edit: July 02, 2007, 02:39:23 pm by mandrav »
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Re: Plugin Settings Icons
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2007, 03:49:40 pm »
OK, done with it.
Now binary plugins (.cbplugin) can also contain extra files to be installed/uninstalled/exported. Just define them inside the plugin's manifest XML.
E.g.:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<CodeBlocks_plugin_manifest_file>
    <SdkVersion major="1" minor="10" release="0" />
    <Plugin name="Autosave">
        <Value title="Autosave" />
        <Value version="0.1" />
        <Value description="Saves your work in regular intervals" />
        <Value author="Thomas Denk" />
        <Value authorEmail="" />
        <Value authorWebsite="http://www.codeblocks.org" />
        <Value thanksTo="" />
        <Value license="GPL" />
    </Plugin>
   
    <Extra file="images/16x16/bookmark_add.png" />
    <Extra file="images/16x16/editcopy.png" />

</CodeBlocks_plugin_manifest_file>



Just make sure you define only your plugin's extra files as there is no check if they're needed by other plugins when deleting them...
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Re: Plugin Settings Icons
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2007, 03:54:05 pm »
until now, I've been keeping bitmaps in <Plugin-name>.zip
so long as they have an XRC associated with them, they are easy to load and manage.

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Re: Plugin Settings Icons
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2007, 06:48:27 pm »
until now, I've been keeping bitmaps in <Plugin-name>.zip
so long as they have an XRC associated with them, they are easy to load and manage.

Yes, most plugins are like that.
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Re: Plugin Settings Icons
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2007, 08:50:14 pm »
well my only concern is that plugin writers will use <extra file> to unnecessarily pollute the shared folders because of the effort required to understand XRC.

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Re: Plugin Settings Icons
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2007, 08:59:12 pm »
well my only concern is that plugin writers will use <extra file> to unnecessarily pollute the shared folders because of the effort required to understand XRC.

Do you have any hints for people to understand XRC?
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Re: Plugin Settings Icons
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2007, 09:16:07 pm »
sure (i walked into this one didn't I  :lol: ). I'll put a page up on the wiki...

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Re: Plugin Settings Icons
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2007, 09:22:07 pm »
sure (i walked into this one didn't I  :lol: ). I'll put a page up on the wiki...

That'd be perfect, thanks :)
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Re: Plugin Settings Icons
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2007, 02:50:31 pm »
I've made a start: http://wiki.codeblocks.org/index.php?title=Managing_Plug-in_Resources
(it will probably take a couple of weeks to complete because I have other pressing demands on my time :) )

Anyone reading this should feel free to contribute - I'm certain there are many mistakes

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Re: Plugin Settings Icons
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2007, 03:07:10 pm »
I've made a start: http://wiki.codeblocks.org/index.php?title=Managing_Plug-in_Resources
(it will probably take a couple of weeks to complete because I have other pressing demands on my time :) )

Anyone reading this should feel free to contribute - I'm certain there are many mistakes

Thanks :)
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Re: Plugin Settings Icons
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2007, 04:48:07 pm »
we once made the suggestion in a sticky post, to use CamelCase, could you adopt your wiki page to use that too please.

MyPlugIn ;-)

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Re: Plugin Settings Icons
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2007, 12:48:07 am »
Hi !

After many tests, I don't succeed in installing my plugin pngs  :oops:

My manifest.xml
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<CodeBlocks_plugin_manifest_file>
    <SdkVersion major="1" minor="11"  release="10" />
    <Plugin name="ThreadSearch">
        <Value title="ThreadSearch" />
        <Value version="0.7" />
        <Value description="Multi-threaded 'Search in files' with preview window." />
        <Value author="Jerome ANTOINE" />
        <Value authorEmail="" />
        <Value authorWebsite="" />
        <Value thanksTo="wxWidgets team
Code::Blocks team
wxGlade team" />
        <Value license="GPL" />
    </Plugin>

    <Extra file="images/findf.png" />
    <Extra file="images/findfdisabled.png" />
    <Extra file="images/options.png" />
    <Extra file="images/optionsdisabled.png" />
    <Extra file="images/stop.png" />
    <Extra file="images/stopdisabled.png" />
</CodeBlocks_plugin_manifest_file>

My structure :
ThreadSearch.cbplugin
   findf.png
   findfdisabled.png
   options.png
   optionsdisabled.png
   stop.png
   stopdisabled.png
   ThreadSearch.dll
   ThreadSearch.png
   ThreadSearch-off.png
   ThreadSearch.zip
      manifest.xml

I also tried to put pngs (all except ThreadSearch.png and ThreadSearch-off.png) in ThreadSearch.zip but only settings pngs are copied.

Is there anything wrong ?

XP SP2, SVN 4229.

Dje

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Re: Plugin Settings Icons
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2007, 01:10:34 am »
show your image loading code...

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Re: Plugin Settings Icons
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2007, 01:28:58 am »
In fact, I just checked the tree.
extra pngs are not copied at the right (expected) place.

i first tried to copy them with
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<Extra file="images/ThreadSearch/findf.png" />As it didn't work, I tried with
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<Extra file="images/findf.png" />I also tried with
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<Extra file="images\ThreadSearch\findf.png" />
Shouldn't they be copied at install whatever my code is ?

It is
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wxString prefix = ConfigManager::GetDataFolder() + _T("/images/ThreadSearch/");
...
pBtnSearch->SetBitmapDisabled(wxBitmap(prefix + wxT("findfdisabled.png"), wxBITMAP_TYPE_PNG));
@dmoore You already saw it isn't it ?

Dje