MJW Posted June 13, 2015 Share Posted June 13, 2015 (edited) The problem of lots of obscure plugins has bothered me too; both as a plugin writer and a plugin user. I don't know of any easy way to add instructions or a help menu to CodeLab plugins. I've never tried displaying text on the PDN image, itself, though I can look into that. The CodeLab plugins have support links, which could, I assume, be linked to the PDN forum thread on which they're explained, but I worry future forum changes might result in dead links -- and I hate dead links. The file option is a good idea, both because it's a useful option, and because it reminds the user what the plugin does. I haven't read a file into a plugin, either, so I'll have to look into that. EDIT: I'm not sure of the logistics of a File option in a CodeLab plugin. Obviously it would have to ask for the file name when that option is selected, but what would launch the file selection menu? If it were launched as soon as the plugin was run, it would seem like it might be awkward to go back to the clipboard option. If there's currently a CodeLab plugin that does something like that, maybe I can take a look at it and use it as a guide. ANOTHER EDIT: Because of mufti-threading, doing single actions, especially on demand, such opening a file, isn't really very well suited to CodeLab plugins. It's possible to do one-time initialization by using locks and flags, but those are actions that occur once automatically, not things done upon request. Edited June 13, 2015 by MJW Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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