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On 14/08/2005 at 14:29, xxxxxxxx wrote:
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_OK, I have been reading the custom gui documentation and looking at the posts here. It seems that a custom datatype is required to get a custom gui working. Is this correct? Is there no way to create a general user area in the attributes manager without a custom datatype? Is there a complete example of a custom datatype and custom gui linked to work together? I found bits and pieces but nothing complete. Appreciate any help.
On 14/08/2005 at 15:29, xxxxxxxx wrote:
There are a bunch of built-in custom gui's for the basic types (Bool, Real, LONG, Vector, Color, Texture, and so on). If this is all that you need, you can construct a static AM interface using "description resources". You can augment an AM interface with dynamic description resources using these same custom gui's as well (see MorphMixer.cpp GetDDescription() in the docs and SDK example source).
You should only need a custom datatype with custom gui if you need to show data in the AM that is not covered by the available types or in the desired graphical way.