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Adding my own menu item - tjep - 2009-04-24 16:40
I already posted this question, and found that I could re-name an existing string... however, since then I have "gotten smarter" and I now see that it was not the correct way to go about it...
What I would like to do is this:
I have a number of child-programmes recorded from my television set - these I would like to be able to display in their own menu on the "menu band" - then name I am after is something like "Children". I would like the look and feel to be similar to "TV shows" if possible.
So far I have:
Added a new entry to Includes_MainMenu.xml based upon a copy of TV shows - and made an ID to make it "translatable" using Strings.xml.
When I launch I get my new menu - but since it is a copy all content is TV shows - I really would like it to be the content of my "Children" folder...
Anyone got any suggesitons or hints - is this possible - at all?
- mug2k - 2009-04-24 17:54
How do you rename an existing menu item ?.Also do you know if you can change the locations of the menu items too ?.
Sorry for the hijack
- tjep - 2009-04-24 18:03
Go to"Language" under Aeon skin - find the appropriate language - just edit the name - eg. you can change "Games" to "Whatever" - not sure though that this is the correct way - hence this post...
- ecazi - 2009-04-24 18:05
tjep Wrote:I already posted this question, and found that I could re-name an existing string... however, since then I have "gotten smarter" and I now see that it was not the correct way to go about it...
You can try adding this line under your Children's entry
<onclick>XBMC.ActivateWindow(MyVideoFiles,path to Children's folder)</onclick>
Also, you should make sure you've also added a "Children" entry under the virtual menu section of the Includes_MainMenu.xml or it might throw off the layout when you display the Children's section.
- tjep - 2009-04-24 18:59
ecazi Wrote:You can try adding this line under your Children's entry
That sort of did the trick - however, whenever I try and navigate back from "Children" to the main menu band I am left with browsing through the path that I have added for the direct link to my "Children" videos... any thoughts on how to avoid this?
Along the same lines - I really would also like to be able to use custom backdrops for just this new menu item - and not share it with TV shows...?
- ecazi - 2009-04-24 20:23
Try adding a return and see if that helps
As for the backdrops, I'm limited because I'm at work and don't have xbmc installed but maybe someone else can help.
- tjep - 2009-04-25 06:59
Thanks again for the tip- I now have an <onclick> that looks like this:
- however still no luck in getting directly back to the menu...
On the whole - backdrop topic, I have:
- Added an entry to the Vitual Menu entry
Added below entries to Includes_Backgrounds.xml
Added to custom2_AeonCustomisation:
However, so far I am having no luck in getting a custom backdrop to Children... any help from anyone. Am I looking in the right direction?
- When/if I suceed I will write a how-to describing the solution - I can see others have struggled with this before...
Return issue - JudoSquash - 2009-04-29 01:51
I think I figured out the return issue. I have added a "TV Series" Menu to my Main Menu using this code.
In "Includes_Main_Menu.xml" you will find three different categories for the "item id"'s:
(A) <include name="MainMenu">
(B) <include name="VirtualMainMenu">
© <include name="VirtualMainMenuOptions">
I have added the following strings for these categories:
** Remember to change the "\\XX\Media\TV Series" to the directory you wish to use.
Paste into category (A)
Paste into category (B)
Paste into category ©
This set up should return you to the main menu, however... I am unable to get a full context menu in the newly created menu category. I am unable to scan for new content because it's not in my context menu options. I don't if something is entered incorrectly in the code, or if I am missing a string altogether.
I hope this helps you out, and if anyone knows how to fix the context menu problem, please post to let us know. Thanks.
- tjep - 2009-04-29 08:12
This is great work! Thanks for your effort - I will test this as soon as I get home...
- onesojourner - 2009-04-29 20:54
I am interested in this too.