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Hi there,

I've got a couple of ideas for some plugins (very early stages yet). I've plenty of experience on C# but little on Paint.net so I thought I would ask for a bit of help.

For my effect I would like to be able to use/specify palettes to go with them. Is there any way to access the paint.net palette system? As far as I can tell this is basically a user shortcut and not accessible via the object model. Is that correct?

I guess I could manually read/write to the Paint.NET User Files\Palettes folder as a fallback.

(Just checked and Paint.net refreshes the palette list when new files are added to this folder. Sweet!)

EDIT: Had a root around with PDNResources and discovered the Palette folder is localised. I can get it using PdnInfo.UserDataPath and PdnResources.GetString("ColorPalettes.UserDataSubDirName") but there are several posts saying not to use PDNResources. :?

Don't know what plugin to use? Try looking in the plugin gallery

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Hi there,

I've got a couple of ideas for some plugins (very early stages yet). I've plenty of experience on C# but little on Paint.net so I thought I would ask for a bit of help.

For my effect I would like to be able to use/specify palettes to go with them. Is there any way to access the paint.net palette system? As far as I can tell this is basically a user shortcut and not accessible via the object model. Is that correct?

I guess I could manually read/write to the Paint.NET User Files\Palettes folder as a fallback.

(Just checked and Paint.net refreshes the palette list when new files are added to this folder. Sweet!)

EDIT: Had a root around with PDNResources and discovered the Palette folder is localised. I can get it using PdnInfo.UserDataPath and PdnResources.GetString("ColorPalettes.UserDataSubDirName") but there are several posts saying not to use PDNResources. :?

Don't know what plugin to use? Try looking in the plugin gallery

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Hi there,

I've got a couple of ideas for some plugins (very early stages yet). I've plenty of experience on C# but little on Paint.net so I thought I would ask for a bit of help.

For my effect I would like to be able to use/specify palettes to go with them. Is there any way to access the paint.net palette system? As far as I can tell this is basically a user shortcut and not accessible via the object model. Is that correct?

I guess I could manually read/write to the Paint.NET User Files\Palettes folder as a fallback.

(Just checked and Paint.net refreshes the palette list when new files are added to this folder. Sweet!)

EDIT: Had a root around with PDNResources and discovered the Palette folder is localised. I can get it using PdnInfo.UserDataPath and PdnResources.GetString("ColorPalettes.UserDataSubDirName") but there are several posts saying not to use PDNResources. :?

Don't know what plugin to use? Try looking in the plugin gallery

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Hi there,

I've got a couple of ideas for some plugins (very early stages yet). I've plenty of experience on C# but little on Paint.net so I thought I would ask for a bit of help.

For my effect I would like to be able to use/specify palettes to go with them. Is there any way to access the paint.net palette system? As far as I can tell this is basically a user shortcut and not accessible via the object model. Is that correct?

I guess I could manually read/write to the Paint.NET User Files\Palettes folder as a fallback.

(Just checked and Paint.net refreshes the palette list when new files are added to this folder. Sweet!)

EDIT: Had a root around with PDNResources and discovered the Palette folder is localised. I can get it using PdnInfo.UserDataPath and PdnResources.GetString("ColorPalettes.UserDataSubDirName") but there are several posts saying not to use PDNResources. :?

Don't know what plugin to use? Try looking in the plugin gallery

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I'd go for UserDataPath - I use it all the time.

I've already stated that you're not supposed to use the PdnInfo class like that. Don't recommend it to others.

The palette system is not available for plugins. There is no API or programmatic access to it.

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

Donations are always appreciated! https://www.getpaint.net/donate.html

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I'd go for UserDataPath - I use it all the time.

I've already stated that you're not supposed to use the PdnInfo class like that. Don't recommend it to others.

The palette system is not available for plugins. There is no API or programmatic access to it.

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

Donations are always appreciated! https://www.getpaint.net/donate.html

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I'd go for UserDataPath - I use it all the time.

I've already stated that you're not supposed to use the PdnInfo class like that. Don't recommend it to others.

The palette system is not available for plugins. There is no API or programmatic access to it.

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

Donations are always appreciated! https://www.getpaint.net/donate.html

forumSig_bmwE60.jpg

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I'd go for UserDataPath - I use it all the time.

I've already stated that you're not supposed to use the PdnInfo class like that. Don't recommend it to others.

The palette system is not available for plugins. There is no API or programmatic access to it.

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

Donations are always appreciated! https://www.getpaint.net/donate.html

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