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"Programs" plugins and view types - maruchan - 2010-06-26 19:07
I've been working on adding some new features to the SABnzbd plugin, and have a few questions..
1.) I noticed Apple Movie Trailers Lite has the ability to display movie info, so I tried switching <provides> to video instead of executable, and it allowed me to display the extended info. Is there any way to provide this same extended "Information" pane from within a "Programs" plugin? All of the data can be (is) scraped and available for the RSS results, so I'd love to make use of it. I tried using xbmcplugin.setContent to set the content to "movies", but it didn't seem to make a difference.
2.) Along the same lines, only a few view types are available to the returned results (using Confluence, it's List/Big List/Thumbnails/Info) ... is there a way to enable all of the views available to Videos/Movies? Again, it would be great if the plot could be displayed next to the listing (like the "Media Info 2" view), so the user could read a description of movies they were unfamiliar with.
- jmarshall - 2010-06-27 01:12
It depends on what views the skin provides. Most skins don't provide a fancy view for programs.
There's a thread in the skinning forums about how we can improve the linkage between what plugins provide and how skins should display them if you wish to comment in there.