Which description tab is active

On 18/05/2015 at 11:16, xxxxxxxx wrote:

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Cinema 4D Version:   R16 Stud 
Platform:      Mac OSX  ; 
Language(s) :     C++  ;

Does anyone know how to detect which tab is currently visible in my tool's attribute manager? I have the four tabs (defined in myplugin.res) and I need to know which one the user is currently viewing.

The plugin is based on DescriptionToolData.

On 18/05/2015 at 11:18, xxxxxxxx wrote:

I guess this is not possible as the user may open multiple attribute managers

On 18/05/2015 at 22:33, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Good thought. Thanks. Will change design accordingly.

On 19/05/2015 at 06:52, xxxxxxxx wrote:


as Mohamed said, there could be multiple Attribute Managers. Each manager may display the object in question differently; the current state of tabs and groups is just stored internally in the manager and not accessible to the object. See also this thread:

DTYPE_GROUP unfolded

best wishes,