SOLVED Directory UI component ?

Hi,

I am reading the following

https://developers.maxon.net/docs/Cinema4DPythonSDK/html/modules/c4d.gui/GeDialog/index.html?highlight=addeditnumberarrows#GeDialog.AddEditText

hoping there might be some directory browsing UI.

My intention is to allow the user to pick an output directory for some processing.

Cheers

Hi @nicholas_yue this can be done with the CUSTOMGUI_FILENAME
Here a complete example

import c4d


class ExampleDialog(c4d.gui.GeDialog):

    def CreateLayout(self):
        """
        This Method is called automatically when Cinema 4D Create the Layout (display) of the Dialog.
        """
        settings = c4d.BaseContainer()
        settings[c4d.FILENAME_DIRECTORY] = True
        self.AddCustomGui(1000,
                          c4d.CUSTOMGUI_FILENAME, "",
                          c4d.BFH_SCALEFIT | c4d.BFV_CENTER, 0, 0, settings)
        # Creates a Ok and Cancel Button
        self.AddDlgGroup(c4d.DLG_OK | c4d.DLG_CANCEL)

        return True

    def Command(self, messageId, bc):
        """
        This Method is called automatically when the user clicks on a gadget and/or changes its value this function will be called.
        It is also called when a string menu item is selected.

        :param messageId: The ID of the gadget that triggered the event.
        :param bc: The original message container
        :return: False if there was an error, otherwise True.
        """
        # User changed the file path
        if messageId == 1000:
            print(self.GetFilename(1000))
        
        # User click on Ok button
        if messageId == c4d.DLG_OK:
            print(self.GetFilename(1000))
            return True

        # User click on Cancel button
        elif messageId == c4d.DLG_CANCEL:
            print("User Click on Cancel")

            # Close the Dialog
            self.Close()
            return True

        return True


def main():
    # Creates a new instance of the GeDialog
    dlg = ExampleDialog()

    # Opens the GeDialog, since it's open it as Modal, it block Cinema 4D
    dlg.Open(c4d.DLG_TYPE_MODAL_RESIZEABLE, defaultw=300, defaulth=50)


if __name__ == "__main__":
    main()

Cheers,
Maxime.

Hi @nicholas_yue this can be done with the CUSTOMGUI_FILENAME
Here a complete example

import c4d


class ExampleDialog(c4d.gui.GeDialog):

    def CreateLayout(self):
        """
        This Method is called automatically when Cinema 4D Create the Layout (display) of the Dialog.
        """
        settings = c4d.BaseContainer()
        settings[c4d.FILENAME_DIRECTORY] = True
        self.AddCustomGui(1000,
                          c4d.CUSTOMGUI_FILENAME, "",
                          c4d.BFH_SCALEFIT | c4d.BFV_CENTER, 0, 0, settings)
        # Creates a Ok and Cancel Button
        self.AddDlgGroup(c4d.DLG_OK | c4d.DLG_CANCEL)

        return True

    def Command(self, messageId, bc):
        """
        This Method is called automatically when the user clicks on a gadget and/or changes its value this function will be called.
        It is also called when a string menu item is selected.

        :param messageId: The ID of the gadget that triggered the event.
        :param bc: The original message container
        :return: False if there was an error, otherwise True.
        """
        # User changed the file path
        if messageId == 1000:
            print(self.GetFilename(1000))
        
        # User click on Ok button
        if messageId == c4d.DLG_OK:
            print(self.GetFilename(1000))
            return True

        # User click on Cancel button
        elif messageId == c4d.DLG_CANCEL:
            print("User Click on Cancel")

            # Close the Dialog
            self.Close()
            return True

        return True


def main():
    # Creates a new instance of the GeDialog
    dlg = ExampleDialog()

    # Opens the GeDialog, since it's open it as Modal, it block Cinema 4D
    dlg.Open(c4d.DLG_TYPE_MODAL_RESIZEABLE, defaultw=300, defaulth=50)


if __name__ == "__main__":
    main()

Cheers,
Maxime.