MythUI XML Examples

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For documentation of the mythui theme format, see: MythUI Theme Development

This page will hold a few examples of different layouts possible.

MythUIButtonList - <buttonlist>

Tags

Grid layout.

<area>

Total widget area, includes arrows which should always displayed for touchscreens

<spacing>

Spacing between entries. Zero is the default. (Optional)

<layout>

Grid, Horizontal,Vertical. Vertical is the default (Optional)

<scrollstyle>

Free, Center. Free is the default (Optional)

<buttonarea>

Area relative to the total area that the buttons may use, the rest is free for arrows

<statetype name="buttonitem">

Describes the layout, content of the buttons

Use of named textareas

Example of named textareas in a list.

Every button has a default textarea, buttontext but in addition you can define an infinite number of textareas which can be referred to by name in SetText() e.g.

m_buttonList->SetText("This is the default textarea");
m_buttonList->SetText("This is column one", "column1");
m_buttonList->SetText("This is column two", "column2");

I suggest giving them more meaningful names, i.e. If they display name and description of a video then "title", "description" would be clearer to the themer.

Examples

Simple Multi-column list

<buttonlist name="column_example" from="basebuttonlist">
   <area>x,y,w,h</area>
   <spacing>2</spacing>
   <layout>vertical</layout>
   <buttonarea>x2,y2,w2,h2</buttonarea>
   <statetype name="buttonitem">
       <state name="active">
           <statetype name="buttoncheck">
               <position>2,2</position>
           </statetype>
           <textarea name="column1">
               <area>25,0,100,30</area>
               <font>fonta</font>
           </textarea>
           <textarea name="column2" from="column1">
               <position>135,0</position>
           </textarea>
       </state>
       <state name="selected" from="active">
           <textarea name="column1">
              <font>fontb</font>
           </textarea>
           <textarea name="column2" from="column1" /> <!-- Picks up font change in selected state -->
       </state>
   </statetype>
</buttonlist>

N.B. This example inherits from basebuttonlist which saves us defining the checkbox images, fonts, arrows etc. These can all be overridden.

Image Grid

<buttonlist name="iamgegrid_example" from="basebuttonlist">
   <area>x,y,w,h</area>
   <spacing>5</spacing>
   <layout>grid</layout>
   <buttonarea>x2,y2,w2,h2</buttonarea>
   <statetype name="buttonitem">
       <state name="active">
           <imagetype name="buttonimage">
               <area>10,10,150,150</area>
           </imagetype>
       </state>
       <state name="selected" from="active">
           <imagetype name="buttonimage">
               <area>-20,-20,220,220</area> <!-- Enlarged selected image, overlaps neighbouring images -->
           </imagetype>
       </state>
   </statetype>
</buttonlist>