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Postby shadowman » November 4th, 2009, 8:17 pm

I've made a skin, with a sliding-out playlist fake.
When the animation stops I want to open the real playlist.

How can I make it?
I try to emulate a mouse click to open playlist but it doesn't work:

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modify(pl_button) acobtrig
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Postby SLoB » November 5th, 2009, 3:01 am

A Playlist will ONLY open within the Playlist window atm, it WONT open in a normal skin window :( We need Cliff to enable it for the main skin which is where the SUI will come into play.
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Postby Lance » November 5th, 2009, 4:26 am

That's not what he was asking SLoB. He's made a fake slideout and he wants to trigger opening the actual playlist window at the end of the animation using a button trigger.

I'm not sure why this won't work, your example looks correct. Only I can't see what your actual playlist loading button looks like. I'm guessing it's invisible and just acting purely as a trigger? Post up a PSD if you can and we'll take a look.

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Postby SLoB » November 5th, 2009, 5:28 am

Yep I knew exactly what he was asking Lance :)
I wasn't actually answering his question specifically, just telling him a pl won't
work in the main skin, so little point in doing it at this point until we get SUI built in.
I've already tried putting a playlist into the main skin without a button and the only way I've found you can get a playlist in is to specify the skin as the playlist.
Whether that's a bug or just not yet added functionality only Cliff will be able to tell us :)
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Postby shadowman » November 5th, 2009, 7:50 am

Post up a PSD if you can and we'll take a look.

Here is it. Heigars Chromium for QMP as Xion skin: main.zip
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Postby xonenine » November 5th, 2009, 12:47 pm

This is truly a great looking skin.Hope you figure it out, I have an idea or two I'll try if you and Lance don't get it. :)
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Postby shadowman » November 7th, 2009, 8:40 pm

This is truly a great looking skin

Yes, Heigar is great. Such a cool skin should it give for Xion also, I thought.

But I haven't no idea how get this feature possible.
So if someone have a idea, please try it :P
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Postby xonenine » November 8th, 2009, 12:33 am

I'll try it after work today.As I understand it, you just want the playlist to open after the animation.The animation also has to play again when you close the playlist.

This already tells me that the animation in its current form can possibly work if the button you assigned is used, but the skinner has no way to make the user use his/her animation button rather than the playlist button, unless you leave out the real playlist button. :)
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Postby xonenine » November 8th, 2009, 8:35 am

What I've done so far with no ill effects to the skin are modify the lines in your animation for the sliding panel to include the playlist.

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modify(ml,playlist) aclahide
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modify(ml,playlist) aclashow


The result flashes the playlist on the screen momentarily, then it's gone.It is appearing in the correct time and "place" now, so to speak.

Now to make it stay open rather than just blink for a second, if it is possible.
I will look over your coding and see if there is another tag keeping it from staying open, or if I just have to move the code to another frame.Also, we could try aclaswch w a blank layer and the playlist.

Short of Cliff or someone saying it can't be done, I'll try a few more ideas.

Anyway, it seems on the verge of working... :study:

I 'spose I should mention this is like over 10 MB unzipped and lags like my fullscreen skin, you might want to trim it some... :)
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Postby SLoB » November 8th, 2009, 10:34 pm

I don't think it's possible to show the pl in the main skin at this point in time (it just shows an empty space), that's why we want the SUI option so that it is possible to use the pl (and eventually ml) inside the main skin.
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Postby xonenine » November 9th, 2009, 12:43 am

I had to try, hehe.That blink was the most I could get. :)
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Postby Cliff Cawley » November 11th, 2009, 11:23 pm

xonenine Wrote:I had to try, hehe.That blink was the most I could get. :)


I've fixed this for the next build. There was a bug causing the toggle to occur twice instead of once, so the flash of the playlist was because it was being shown, and then hidden.

The end result will now be that the playlist shows. You'll have to wait for SUI support before the playlist will show in that small window though.

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Postby xonenine » November 12th, 2009, 8:09 am

awesome! :D
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