Popular Post toe_head2001 Posted October 9, 2016 Popular Post Share Posted October 9, 2016 (edited) The Plugin Browser by The Dwarf Horde This is an official continuation of the excellent Plugin Browser originally put together by @TechnoRobbo, @Red ochre, @BoltBait, and @Ego Eram Reputo. Spoiler Changelog v188.8.131.52 - Changed: You can now apply multiple filters - Changed: When you find the Effect you want in the list, you can now run it by double-clicking on the list item. - Fixed: Minor theme improvements. v184.108.40.206 - Fixed: Compatibility with Paint.NET v4.3 v220.127.116.11 - Fixed: Plugins can now be loaded from My Documents on classic installation of paint.net - Changed: The once-a-month download of the Plugin Index will now happen silently. v18.104.22.168 - Fixed: Fixed reported crashes v22.214.171.124 - Fixed: The Author and the Alphabetical radio buttons got mixed up, during some refactoring in v1.3. v126.96.36.199 - Changed: Effect rending is now done within The Plugin Browser's Render() override v188.8.131.52 - Fixed: Corrected an index bounds check v184.108.40.206 - Changed: Initial scanning of installed plugins is now more robust. - Fixed: The parsing of the downloaded plugin index is now a little less error prone - Changed: The left-hand listbox no longer needlessly displays tooltips. Tooltips are now only shown if the text is overflowed/clipped. v220.127.116.11 - Added: Compatibility with paint.net Dark Theme. v18.104.22.168 - Fixed: Compatibility fixes for the new format of the Plugin Index. v22.214.171.124 - Fixed: No plugins were listed when using the AppX (Store) version of paint.net. - Changed: Added some metadata properties for Plugin authors with multi-language plugins. v126.96.36.199 - Fixed: Misc issues with how the plugin dialog was loaded. v188.8.131.52 - Fixed: Selecting a Bookmarked effect would show an error message. v184.108.40.206 - Fixed: There was an issue with downloading the plugin Index, due to URL changes on the forum. v220.127.116.11 - Fixed: There was an issue with parsing the downloaded plugin Index. v18.104.22.168 - Fixed: Some plugins were not being detected and displayed. v22.214.171.124 - Changed: The Plugin Browser now loads significantly quicker. - Changed: The search results for Suggested plugins (plugins not installed) are now cleaner looking and show descriptions. - Fixed: Letter casing (Capitols/Uppercase) wasn't being ignored in the effect ListBox. Regression in v1.1.x.x - Fixed: In rare cases, plugins would show incorrect icons (ex: Evan Olds' plugins). - Changed: Many cleanups and optimizations. v126.96.36.199 (Dec 30, 2016) - There is now a catch-all for plugins without Author info. v188.8.131.52 (Dec 1, 2016) - Force UTF-8 text encoding when downloading the plugin index v184.108.40.206 (Oct 9, 2016) - Can properly fetch index updates from the forum again - Asynchronous download of the Index - Significantly less UI lockups/freezes - Removed the bloated and verbose help file - User Interface cleanup - Use a standard ListBox for list of effects - HiDPI fixes - Respects themes in Windows (e.g. High Contrast, ect.) - Disable the Bookmark & Run buttons when they won't have any effect. - Cleaner 'Effect Information' pane ~~~~~ The Plugin Browser was designed to make installed plugins easier to locate and identify, especially when a large collection of plugins is installed. The Plugin Browser does this by allowing the User to search alphabetically by plugin name, keyword(s), author or menu location. Included in these searches are the Plugin Title and Description. Once you find a plugin, you can run it right from inside of the Plugin Browser. The Plugin Browser gives the User the ability to Bookmark their favorite plugins and add their comments to bookmarked plugins so they can identify it and make notes about its use. As well as being a search tool, the Plugin Browser is capable of displaying an embedded image which we call the Sample Image. The idea of the Preview Image is to give the User a visual clue to the plugin’s function. In most cases the Sample Image will be an example of the effect or adjustment. The Plugin Browser can also suggest plugins that you don't have but may want to download. Once a month the Plugin Browser downloads a copy of the Plugin Index. This file is used to match keyword searches against plugins by parsing the plugin descriptions from the Index. The Plugin Browser Plugin PluginBrowser-Installer.zip or PluginBrowser.zip Plugin Browser Tutorial for Plugin Authors Visual Studio & CodeLab Edited January 16 by toe_head2001 3 11 Quote My Gallery | My Plugin Pack Layman's Guide to CodeLab Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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