ComicViewer development (1 Viewer)

elric

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Hi!, i have several questions in the middle of the browser screen development of my ComicViewer plugin. Maybe some question was wrong due to my ignorance of the code ;p. Maybe this isn't the right place to put this questions. Sorry for the inconveniences.

1) How is the method or who i need to contact to develop the correct graphics for the mce skin?. And for the others?. If you see the picture attached i have the text "Info". I need the same image but with the text "Comics". And the focus / nofocus bars need to be redraw at the size of 425x75.

1b) And the language entries?

2) Can i suggest some kind of thumb align? (vertical and horizontal)
Is for align [left-middle] the no thumb image items like folders and other things.

3) I have extended the types of Views, and in adition to List,Icons & Large Icons i have made the Catalog View (see screenshot attached)

4) How i can capture the event of select another item in the thumbpanel, to change the zoomed image of the comic? Now i use a nasty dirty trick :) and i'm unhappy about that.

5) In the image catalog thumbs was blurred, but my generated thumb file is well defined (see the other image). What i'm doing wrong?

*** This is the code i used to change the normal loading of the item thumb:

string strSelectedItem=m_history.Get(m_strDirectory);
ArrayList itemlist = m_directory.GetDirectory(m_strDirectory);
foreach (GUIListItem item in itemlist)
{
GUIControl.AddListItemControl(GetID,(int)Controls.CONTROL_LISTCONTROL,item);
GUIControl.AddListItemControl(GetID,(int)Controls.CONTROL_THUMBNAILPANEL,item);

GUIListItem item2 = item;
if (item.HasThumbnail)
{
string newThumb = System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(item.ThumbnailImage)+@"\"+
System.IO.Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(item.ThumbnailImage)+"_catalog.jpg";
if (File.Exists(newThumb))
{
item2 = new GUIListItem(item);
item2.ThumbnailImage = newThumb;
}
}
GUIControl.AddListItemControl(GetID,(int)Controls.CONTROL_THUMBNAILPANEL2,item2);
}


*** This is the xml of mce skin:

<control>
<description>Thumbnail Panel 2</description>
<type>thumbnailpanel</type>
<id>10</id>

<height>410</height>
<itemWidthBig>425</itemWidthBig>
<itemHeightBig>100</itemHeightBig>

<textureWidthBig>425</textureWidthBig>
<textureHeightBig>75</textureHeightBig>

<thumbWidthBig>414</thumbWidthBig>
<thumbHeightBig>65</thumbHeightBig>

<thumbPosXBig>5</thumbPosXBig>
<thumbPosYBig>5</thumbPosYBig>

<imageFolderFocus>comicsviewer_catalog_focus.png</imageFolderFocus>
<imageFolder>comicsviewer_catalog_nofocus.png</imageFolder>

<onleft>2</onleft>
<onright>2</onright>
<onup>2</onup>
<ondown>2</ondown>
</control>


thx for advance.


and sorry sorry sorry for my English.

The screenshot of the browser:
mp1.jpg


The thumb catalog generated from cbz file:
mp2.jpg
 

MrMario64

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    1a. check this post
    http://nolanparty.com/mediaportal.sourceforge.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1447
    1b. you just change english, the rest will follow

    2. sure you can, in feature requests, but I do not see where you need it now?

    3. nice, though the effect is not yet 100% clear to me, you could maybe simply have made a custom iconview in the xml for the plugin?

    4. this is a question for a coder, you can meet most of them on IRC #MediaPortal EFNET

    5. maybe you r resizing a lot? hard to tell without having the actual plugin and skincode

    maybe frodo can help some more specifically?
     

    elric

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    September 2, 2004
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    1a) I will request to Samsonite, thx

    1b) Ok

    2) Is to align the icon of stairs to left side of the bar in the screen i have attached. Meanwhile i will put in the middle.

    3) I did it but sometimes with the first page of a comic i don't remember if it is what i'm searching. If i show 8 or 9 pages i remember better.

    4) Ok i will try

    5) I thing is something about directx textures, i will try to debug my code.
     

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