[C#] Gray Out Plugin's Tab Icon
Can you gray out the icon of your plugin in the upper tab, like the undo button when there’s nothing left to undo, for example? (And also turn it back to normal, of course.)
Also, it’s important not to disable that button, so it’s still possible to be clicked, unlike the default grayed-out buttons.
Isn’t that big of a deal if you can’t, but it’d be nice
Can you gray out the icon of your plugin in the upper tab
I suppose you are talking about a toolbar button that your plugin has added to the toolbar?
If so, you could set the graphic on that toolbar to give the appearance of being “greyed” but you wouldn’t actually disable the button to get a system-set greyed appearance, because you said you wanted to keep it possible to click it.
But really, this is a generic programming issue, and nothing specific to Notepad++, so it really isn’t a great question for this forum, if you need more than what I’ve indicated.
@alan-kilborn Yeah I was just asking if there’s some built-in way to do that in notepad++, but I guess not
I was just asking if there’s some built-in way to do that in notepad++, but I guess not
In this POSTING you mentioned
NPPM_LAUNCHFINDINFILESDLGwhich you either found in the documentation or in the file in the source code called
And based upon your first posting in this thread, in your plugin-under-development you’ve probably successfully added a toolbar icon via
So I think you already have some understanding… These
NPPM_messages are your interface into and out of Notepad++ … this is what I think of when you say “some built-in way to do that in Notepad++”.
So if there’s a functionality that you DON’T see among these
NPPM_messages, you aren’t going to be able to get that functionality from Notepad++, in a nice prepackaged (i.e., “easy”) form.
But really, this is a generic programming issue, and nothing specific to Notepad++
Somehow I can’t agree with you here. For me, this falls into the same type of questions as all regex questions. If you replace regex with “another kind of programming language”, this one is even more Npp-relevant than the others, because this one addresses an Npp-specific element, where regex questions actually only address text.
Disagreement is fine. :-)
I really don’t see the utility of this forum teaching someone basic C# (I presume) and basic Windows programming.
Disabling/enabling/changing-the-image-on a toolbar button is basic Windows programming, not something Notepad++ specific. At least as far as I can tell from the original question.
If we get a question that is related to this, but has a specific Notepad++ tie-in, of course I would let it go through without any sort of challenge of on-topic-ness.
Something like, perhaps, “when my plugin disables a toolbar button, I can see Notepad++ reenabling it right after, how can I stop that from happening?” (totally made up “problem”).
Regex questions without a real Notepad++ tie-in are (IMO) annoying. The tie-in there is something interesting and specific to the Boost engine and how N++ uses it. Otherwise, it is all regex and really should be asked somewhere where everyone on the forum is totally excited about regex.
I’m just trying to keep a maximum of on-topic-ness. Of course, nobody appointed me the “traffic cop” for this forum.
Right now I’m struggling with a way to shell-open explorer from a PythonScript and put the user in their “Downloads” folder–just can’t seem to make it do it–but I wouldn’t use the P.S. tie-in to Notepad++ to post such a question here. But maybe I just did? :-) No, I didn’t, but I may contact you offline about that @Ekopalypse
I really don’t see the utility of this forum teaching someone basic
programming( replaced by me )
I agree, but if we stick to the need for questions to be tied to Npp, then I think this question meets the requirement.
Right now I’m struggling with a way
Hmm … I tried it briefly and it does indeed seem to be a challenge. :-)
I agree, but if we stick to the need for questions to be tied to Npp, then I think this question meets the requirement
Well, I’ve given up trying to police regex questions (because it simply doesn’t work), so in general for other things I just try to hint that people will find better help elsewhere (when they will).
I do still try to discourage people that ask regex question after regex question from doing that.
Probably for the toolbar icon question, if answered here the likely advice would show it in PythonScript (well, if I were answering it). That could be helpful to the OP, but probably on the right forum (e.g. StackOverflow ?), code in the desired language to do exactly what is wanted is to be found. Thus getting to a better answer faster and not being off-topic (IMO) on this forum – 2 desirable goals.