Adding items into Cycle in a NodeData GUI

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On 02/02/2006 at 06:53, xxxxxxxx wrote:

User Information:
Cinema 4D Version:   9.52 
Platform:   Windows  ;   
Language(s) :     C++  ;

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For a VideoPost-Plugin I wrote a description for
the GUI like this:

CONTAINER VPName
{     NAME VPName;
     INCLUDE VPbase;

GROUP ID_VIDEOPOSTPROPERTIES
     {   
            LONG VP_DISPLAY_MODE   { CYCLE { } }
     }
}

Now I want to fill the Cycle with Strings
at runtime (no constants). From another post
of torsten119 I found how to do this with
generated GUI elements. But mine are already
loaded. Now I have to retrieve the BaseContainer
of the ComboBox. But how? I tried this:

Bool SVI_VideoPost::GetDDescription(GeListNode* node, Description* description, LONG& flags)
{
PluginVideoPost *pp = (PluginVideoPost* )node;
BaseContainer *dat = pp->GetDataInstance();
const BaseContainer *combobox =
description->GetParameter(DescID(DescLevel(ID_VIDEOPOSTPROPERTIES), DescLevel(VP_DISPLAY_MODE)), *dat, NULL);

return NodeData::GetDDescription(node, description, flags);
}

The pointer of combobox is NULL.
I'm unsure of DescID(DescLevel(LEVEL1?), DescLevel(LEVEL2?));
How do I adress VP_DISPLAY_MODE ?

Thank you for any hints.

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On 07/02/2006 at 14:48, xxxxxxxx wrote:

I don't think it's possible to modify descriptions made by resources on the fly. You will have to make the description dynamic, i.e. create it in GetDDescription(), and then you can fill the cycle list as you need.

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On 13/02/2006 at 08:39, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Thank you very much!
I was irritated by a note in the SDK to predefine GUI with *.res - Files, rather
than with code. But this was for command plugins only, I guess.
For my problem I found the lookatcamera.cpp example very useful.