Programming for Newbie: How Window Show Graphic?

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Programming for Newbie: How Window Show Graphic?

Postby AFTerry » Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:36 pm

So, I'm ready to learn.

How do you program a button to page down through the movie covers and make a window show the movie cover? (using ML3 MLServer3 and DVDLobby 3)

I KNOW commands are listed in the manuals, but I haven't a clue as to how to string them together. Or I'm doing something wrong.

Anyone? ](*,)
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Maybe it's not me...

Postby AFTerry » Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:39 pm

Is my program buggy or is this the way it is?

In an effort to continue learning this, I've kept playing and reading.
Here's what I found out. I was trying to control the wrong .swf (s)
(it seems).

I can not get any buttons configured OR create
any "windows" to show DVDLobby Movie Posters/Thumbnails
etc. except for DVDLobby3.swf!

Not even DvdLobby3_T2.swf nor DVDLobby3_TV.

There is a black "button" (Main Library - Page1 0000-0031) that I can get static .jpgs and swf(s) into, but I can't get that to work w/cmd buttons.


About configuring the buttons:

Per the CHEAT SHEET: "In the text field labeled MLcmd type DVDLobby. All variables are case-sensitive. Then in the var field below type the DVDLobby command you'd like associated with that particular button."

I did it and it works - BUT ONLY for DVDLobby3.swf.

I want to create a "screen/window/button" -- link it to the buttons I create
-- and have them do the DVDLobby commands.
(Other than just DVDLobby3.swf)

Possible? :-k

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Postby DavidL » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:24 am

Not understanding what you are trying to do.
You can't modify the swf (any of them)
T2 was developed for a fun interface. not really intended for daily usage.
TV version does what it does and no more.
The regular DVD version is a bit more expandable.

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T2 is fun

Postby AFTerry » Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:16 am

Got it... and yes T2 is fun. (Boom)

I intended to create a page of my own where I can have the functions of DVDLobby be programed (without DVDLobby3.swf I guess).

But it sounds like I'll need to use DVDLobby3.swf in my final program page - and I'm happy with that.

I'm just trying to learn as much as I can and do as much as the program allows - testing limits I guess.


Thanks

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Postby DavidL » Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:57 am

Ok, Now I think I understand what you are trying to do. If you look at the iPort scenes that ship with later versions of MainLobby client, you can see what might be the future of the next gen DVDLobby interface which would allow you to customize the interface completely. You can do a lot now, just not without the dvdlobby3.swf. Having the swf makes it very easy for someone to get going with playing movies in a rich user interface.

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Great it is!

Postby AFTerry » Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:30 pm

I couldn't agree more - it's a VERY rich and awesome programming atmosphere, and with DVDLobby3.swf -- right out of the box.

I decided to simply "hide" the original buttons, "hide" the remote and use the remainder of DVDLobby3.swf.

And, with all the buttons, skins, FX's, etc - the possible final looks are tremendous almost infinite and EASILY workable by even a newbie like me!!

Thanks guys,
Alan


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