Talk:MythUI Theme Development

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dont't we need a menu-ui.xml aditionally to base.xml? --Managementboy 13:39, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

    • This documentation isn't done. That's not the only required file that hasn't been documented yet. Iamlindoro 15:52, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Missing documentation

What are and how to use:

  • Textarea: draworder
Draworder is not used in MythUI. Order is defined by definition order of widgets in the XML. Iamlindoro 15:52, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
  • What are all the possible Mythfilled text types, aside from title, subtitle
There are hundreds of these. As mentioned on this page, the name attributes are set by the code of the screen you're on. As you will see in each xml file's documentation, the filled text areas, images, etc. are documented. Iamlindoro 15:52, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
I think I did not write my question correctly. Each screen has a bunch of data that could be displayed, like the title, subtitle, screen shot, description, date, time and I guess a lot more. I tried looking for a comprehensive list of what "variables" each screen provides, but did not find them. I think it would be really helpful to document these here, lets say each screen with a title and a brief description of what can be done there and what variables should be used. I'll help doing it. I also found out yesterday that one can "fuse" the variables by writing them together into the XML tag, like "titlesubtitle" will then be "LOST - Episode 1" (I used the common Wikipedia formatting, hope you don't mind) --Managementboy 07:54, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
  • <position>60,y</position>, what does the "y" stand for (or is it just an unfinished theme? or is it a flexible thing?)?
  • <value>%|"SUBTITLE|"% %STARS% %DESCRIPTION%</value> : Can I use these variables in any textarea, or just in one with the name "description"? I assume that | means that " will be printed not parsed? Are there more variables that can be used setting the percent sign?
  • Inheritance: what xml files get loaded in what order? This boggled my mind yesterday until I realized, that base.xml would be first, therefore recordings-ui.xml would inherit everything from it. right?
  • downscrollarrow: If I define a buttonlist with a horisonal alignment, don't I need "leftscrollarrow" and "rightscrollarrow"?