SOLVED Getting the proper formatting/display on .RES

Dear community,

I getting on fight with my .res file and I still don't get the result I want.
I would like to use 2 columns formatting and get the elements spreads on those columns, but for an unknown reason, the space filled by the columns are not as wide as the dialog itself.

I really tried many options on the GROUP mGRPAXIS, with SCALE_H; on REALSLIDER elements or on the subgroups without success. Is that a limitation of the .RES / SDK in Python or is there a trick?
In the meantime, all the elements of GROUP mGRPSCENE are properly formatted.

Here the code of the .res file and the result I'm getting as a screenshoot. It's a work in progress dialog, but I would really like to understand if there is a way to get this or not? Can the sliders columns be as wide as the dialog?

CONTAINER TmotionLab {
    
    NAME TmotionLab;

    GROUP {

        SEPARATOR { }
        STATICTEXT mPLUGIN_DEF                  {  }
        SEPARATOR { }
        
        GROUP mGRPSCENE {
            DEFAULT 1;

            GROUP {
                STRING mPROJECT                 { ANIM OFF; SCALE_H; }
            }
            GROUP {
                COLUMNS 2;

                STRING mSCENE                   { ANIM OFF; SCALE_H; }
                LONG mTAKE                      { MIN 1; MAX 200; STEP 1; ANIM OFF; }
            }
        }

        GROUP mGRPAXIS {
            DEFAULT 1;
            SEPARATOR mSEP_GRP_A                { NAME mAXIS_EN; LINE; SCALE_H; FIT_H; }

            GROUP {
                COLUMNS 2;
                LAYOUTGROUP;
                
                GROUP {
                    STATICTEXT mENPOS           { SCALE_H; }
                    BOOL mEN_TX                 { ANIM OFF; SCALE_H; }
                    BOOL mEN_TY                 { ANIM OFF; SCALE_H; }
                    BOOL mEN_TZ                 { ANIM OFF; SCALE_H; }
                }
                GROUP {
                    STATICTEXT mENROT           { SCALE_H; }
                    BOOL mEN_RX                 { ANIM OFF; SCALE_H; }
                    BOOL mEN_RY                 { ANIM OFF; SCALE_H; }
                    BOOL mEN_RZ                 { ANIM OFF; SCALE_H; }
                }
            }
        
            SEPARATOR mSEP_GRP_B                { NAME mAXIS_MOTION; LINE; SCALE_H; FIT_H; }   

            GROUP {
                COLUMNS 2;
                LAYOUTGROUP;

                GROUP {
                    STATICTEXT mTRANSLATION     { SCALE_H; }
                    REAL mTX                    { MIN -100.0; MAX 100.0; UNIT PERCENT; CUSTOMGUI REALSLIDER; SCALE_H; }
                    REAL mTY                    { MIN -100.0; MAX 100.0; UNIT PERCENT; CUSTOMGUI REALSLIDER; SCALE_H; }
                    REAL mTZ                    { MIN -100.0; MAX 100.0; UNIT PERCENT; CUSTOMGUI REALSLIDER; SCALE_H; }
                }

                GROUP {
                    STATICTEXT mROTATION        { SCALE_H; }
                    REAL mRX                    { MIN -100.0; MAX 100.0; UNIT PERCENT; CUSTOMGUI REALSLIDER; }
                    REAL mRY                    { MIN -100.0; MAX 100.0; UNIT PERCENT; CUSTOMGUI REALSLIDER; }
                    REAL mRZ                    { MIN -100.0; MAX 100.0; UNIT PERCENT; CUSTOMGUI REALSLIDER; }
                }
            }

            SEPARATOR                           { LINE; SCALE_H; }
            BUTTON mREMOVE_MOTION               { ANIM OFF; }
        }
    }
}

Screenshot 2021-07-05 at 23.52.05.png

Thanks a lot,
Christophe

Hi would it be possible to share your .str file and also your .h file?

Moreover just to be sure you are using this Resource file for a BaseList2D description and not a GeDialog, isn'it?

One thing to remember is that group scale according to their parent, but your first unnamed group is not scaled to SCALEFIT the all content.

Cheers,
Maxime.

Hi @m_adam,

Good point, here the content for the both files.
This .res is for a BaseList2D so SCALEFIT do not apply there.

I hope it will helps...
Thanks,

Christophe

TmotionLab.res

STRINGTABLE TmotionLab
{

    TmotionLab                  "Plugin";
    mPLUGIN_DEF                 "";
    
    mGRPSCENE                   "Scene informations";
    mGRPAXIS                    "Axis";

    mPROJECT                    "Project";
    mSCENE                      "Scene  ";
    mTAKE                       "Take   ";

    mAXIS_EN                    "Enabling";
    mAXIS_MOTION                "Motion";
    
    mENPOS                      "Translation";
    mTRANSLATION                "XYZ Translation";
    mEN_TX                      "tX";
    mEN_TY                      "tY";
    mEN_TZ                      "tZ";
    mROTATION                   "XYZ Rotation    ";
    mENROT                      "Rotation    ";
    mEN_RX                      "rX";
    mEN_RY                      "rY";
    mEN_RZ                      "rZ";

    mTX                         "tX";
    mTY                         "tY";
    mTZ                         "tZ";
    mRX                         "rX";
    mRY                         "rY";
    mRZ                         "rZ";

    mREMOVE_MOTION              "Remove motion";
}

And the TmotionLab.h,

#pragma once

enum
{
    TmotionLab = 1000,
    mPLUGIN_DEF,

    mGRPSCENE = 1100,
    mGRPAXIS,

    mPROJECT = 1200,
    mSCENE,
    mTAKE,

    mSEP_GRP_A = 1300,
    mSEP_GRP_B,

    mTRANSLATION = 1400,
    mENPOS,
    mROTATION = 1450,
    mENROT,

    mEN_TX = 1500,
    mEN_TY,
    mEN_TZ,

    mEN_RX = 1600,
    mEN_RY,
    mEN_RZ,

    mTX = 2000,
    mTY,
    mTZ,

    mRX = 2200,
    mRY,
    mRZ,

    mREMOVE_MOTION = 5000,
};

Hello @everyone,

do not mind me, but I thought this thread might be helpful here.

Cheers,
Ferdinand

Oh! I missed this thread... did thought about searching LAYOUTGROUP, thanks a lot @ferdinand; I going to try this right away and keep you in touch!

Why all those tricks do not appears in SDK? maybe with a bunch of examples it will shorten the learning curve for a lot of people 😉

Cheer,
Christophe

Hi there,

I finally end up to format all the elements the way I wand thanks to @ferdinand's link. Indeed STATICTEXT { JOINENDSCALE; } is the trick to proper format your elements when you want to use COLUMNS in GROUP.

Here the result in picture,

Screenshot 2021-07-08 at 05.17.03.png

And the code extract from the .str for whom are interested,

GROUP mGRPAXIS {
    DEFAULT 1;

    SEPARATOR { SCALE_H; }

    GROUP {
        DEFAULT 1;
        COLUMNS 4;

        STATICTEXT mPOSITION    { SCALE_H; }
        STATICTEXT mENPOS       {  }
        STATICTEXT mROTATION    { SCALE_H; }
        STATICTEXT mENROT       {  }
        STATICTEXT              { JOINENDSCALE; }
    }

    GROUP {
        DEFAULT 1;
        COLUMNS 4;

        REAL mTX                { MIN -100.0; MAX 100.0; UNIT PERCENT; CUSTOMGUI REALSLIDER; SCALE_H; }
        BOOL mEN_TX             { ANIM OFF;}
        REAL mRX                { MIN -100.0; MAX 100.0; UNIT PERCENT; CUSTOMGUI REALSLIDER; SCALE_H; }
        BOOL mEN_RX             { ANIM OFF; }
        STATICTEXT              { JOINENDSCALE; }

        REAL mTY                { MIN -100.0; MAX 100.0; UNIT PERCENT; CUSTOMGUI REALSLIDER; SCALE_H; }
        BOOL mEN_TY             { ANIM OFF; }
        REAL mRY                { MIN -100.0; MAX 100.0; UNIT PERCENT; CUSTOMGUI REALSLIDER; SCALE_H; }
        BOOL mEN_RY             { ANIM OFF; }
        STATICTEXT              { JOINENDSCALE; }
        
        REAL mTZ                { MIN -100.0; MAX 100.0; UNIT PERCENT; CUSTOMGUI REALSLIDER; SCALE_H; }
        BOOL mEN_TZ             { ANIM OFF; }
        REAL mRZ                { MIN -100.0; MAX 100.0; UNIT PERCENT; CUSTOMGUI REALSLIDER; SCALE_H; }
        BOOL mEN_RZ             { ANIM OFF; }
        STATICTEXT              { JOINENDSCALE; }
    }

    SEPARATOR                   { LINE; SCALE_H; }
    BUTTON mREMOVE_MOTION       { ANIM OFF; }
}

Thanks again to the community and plugincafe!
Cheers,

Christophe.

I noticed by having a look on other .res files that there is a STATICTEXT { JOINEND; } that exists and can be applied on LAYERGROUP as well as STATICTEXT { NEWLINE; } but I didn't got the use of the last one as that does not create the "\r" or "\r\n" it should.

Didn't found any informations in the SDK (C++ nor Python) about JOINEND and JOINENDSCALE... those tags looks like to be undocumented.

Correct, thanks for poitning it I will add a task to improve documentation of Custom GUI 🙂