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Overview

Dialogs are special window skin files called by a plugin to display context menus, notifications, or allow users to select settings or other options.

Changelog

Change

Date

Version

Dialog Animation on Close

2010/10/05

1.1.0 to 1.2.0

CI menu Extended

2010/10/10

1.0.1 to 1.1.0

Dialogs 4th line

2010/10/10

1.0.0 to 1.0.1

File Stack Dialog - Filename exposed to Skin

2011/01/21

1.1.0 to 1.2.0

Music Now Playing Love/Ban Dialog

2010/11/16

1.1.0 to 1.2.0

Enhanced TV Notification

2011/01/13

1.1.0 to 1.2.0

MyVideos new skin properties

2012/05/21

1.2.0 to 1.3.0

Album & Artist Info Skin Properties

2013/03/29

1.3.0 to 1.4.0

Incompatible Plugins Dialog Skin

2011/05/30

1.1.0 to 1.2.0

MyVideos new skin controls

2012/05/21

1.2.0 to 1.3.0




Skinning Dialogs

Skinning dialogs can be tricky because the same dialog may be used by different plugins, or extensions, in slightly different ways. Dialog skin properties are often more limited than other skin files and frequently use hard coded, or long text strings.

Many dialog skin files import

common.dialog.xml

where the main skin elements in common can be coded centrally.

For example skin files, see the Default or Titan skin Dialogxxx.xmls.

Dialog Skin XMLs

Note: Extensions may provide additional dialogs and skin files for specific functions. The follow lists the core MediaPortal dialog skin files.


Dialog Skin File

ID

Description

Screenshot

DialogAlbumInfo.xml

2001

displays the Album Info screen via F3 key/yellow remote button (Show Info action) in Music Albums view

DialogArtistInfo.xml

2011

displays the Artist Info lookup screen via F3 key/yellow remote button (Show Info action) in Music Artists view

DialogCIMenu.xml

2018

displays the DVB CI Menu via ???


DialogDateTime.xml

2010

displays a dialog to select Date and Time e.g. when creating/editing a TV Recording schedule (no longer in use?)


DialogFile.xml

758

displays File Menu options

DialogFileStacking.xml

2008

multi-file playback - uses Heading in common.dialog for position of images

DialogIncompatiblePlugins.xml

2021

displays dialog/message on startup listing incompatible plugins

DialogMenu.xml

2012

displays the main context menu used in many windows

 

DialogMenuBottomRight.xml

2015

rarely (never?) used in core plugins


DialogNotify.xml

2016

displays a notification dialog e.g. when recording starts or stops

DialogNotifyLastFM.xml

512

displays Love/Ban Dialog in Music Now Playing

dialogOK.xml

2002

displays a 'confirmation' dialog e.g. when looking up artist and no artist is found

dialogOldSkin.xml

2020

displays a dialog/ message when skin version is incompatible

DialogPictureInfo.xml

2014

displays the Picture properties or info screen via 3 key/yellow remote button (Show Info action)  in Pictures

DialogPlayStop.xml

102

displays a dialog when manually stopping TV playback in fullscreen

dialogProgress.xml

101

displays a dialog with a progress bar e.g. in Music Album/Artist lookup, Video lookup, or RSS News

dialogRating.xml

2013

displays a rating dialog e.g to rate a track  in Music via F9/Info key

DialogSelect.xml

2009

displays a selection dialog  e.g. to select results of Music Artist/Album or Video Lookup

DialogSelect2.xml

2000

alternate selection dialog - appears to be used only by MiniDisplay plugin?


DialogText.xml

7900

not currently in use?


DialogTVConflict.xml

2017

displays a message/dialog when there is a conflict in scheduled TV recording (replaces former TV Conflict skin files)


dialogTVNotifyYesNo.xml

2019

displays a Yes/No dialog when a program is about to start

DialogVideoArtistInfo.xml

614

displays the Artist Info lookup screen via F3 key/yellow remote button (Show Info action) in Video Actors view  or selecting cast member in Video Info screen.

DialogVideoInfo.xml

2003

displays the Artist Info lookup screen via F3 key/yellow remote button (Show Info action) in Videos plugin

dialogYesNo.xml

100

Displays a Yes/No dialog to confirm an action, e.g. to delete a recording

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2 Comments

  1. says:
    I think this page should show which controls including ids belong to each dialog rather than the properties and methods since those are not that interesting to skinners.
    Posted Apr, 28 2011 18:12

  2. says:
    Provide more information !
    Posted Aug, 01 2011 13:35