View Full Version : how to popup a dialog box in modifier plugin


ejann99
04 April 2008, 11:15 PM
I am coding a modifier plug-in in maxscript . I have added a button to this modifier . Now I want to implement a function. It is that as long as I click the button ,it would pop up a dialog box to select a file.
The small function likes that pointcache modifier which can load the source file.

PEN
04 April 2008, 11:21 PM
Look up file handling in the help, off the top of my head I just can't come up with it and i'm not on a Max ready box.

labbejason
04 April 2008, 11:22 PM
getOpenFileName()
Returns the path to the chosen file, or undefined if the user cancels. I think the only fall back with this is you can't select multiple files. You do get ability with dotNet though. Is this what you were looking for?

PEN
04 April 2008, 11:22 PM
Thanks jay.

ejann99
04 April 2008, 02:14 AM
Sorry, everyone . I think I don't explain my question well. Anyway , thanks for everyone's response. Finally I solve my problem. The key is that normal button cannot be supported in plugin modifier , only checkbutton can be supported. So I use checkbutton to open the dialogbox to load my file.

PEN
04 April 2008, 11:47 AM
Buttons work fine in a modifier plugin, I use them all the time. Every UI item in Max is supported.

ejann99
04 April 2008, 05:52 PM
button's event handler are below:
on <button> pressed do <expr>
on <button> rightclick do <expr>

Those events above cannot be implemented in modifier plugin.
Below are Parameter event handlers of Scripted Plug-in:
on <name> set <arg> do <expr>
on <name> get <arg> do <expr>
on <name> set <arg1> [<arg2>] do <expr>
on <name> get <arg1> [<arg2>] do <expr>
on <name> tabChanged < arg1 > < arg2 > < arg3 > do < expr >

Especailly , only one kind of button supported is checkbutton.
Referenced from MAXscript Reference
U could search with key word "Scripted Plug-in Clausespr"

ejann99
04 April 2008, 07:28 PM
Finally , during my coding time . I found that button's event handles can be put inside rollout block. I'm too stupid.

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