[SOLVED] Playing with 2 dialogs [one main and one for editing variables]
-- Messing with \ and \\ -- [SOLVED] But another question at the bottom
Hi there, this is my first post here, and i'm a beginner in maxscript, and scripting in general.
I'm currently improving my script so it can store configuration file, and use them as variables.
I have several problem which i can't solve on my own, and, as a French young man, my english is not good enough to understand the all Maxscript Help File.
I'm Asking for help :)
So i learn there is scope things to access variables in different loop, and it's a bit hazy for me. I think It's on problem i have in my script, but first, i have a problem when edit my .ini file:
>> I must store a Network Path into my Ini File, but i just notice that the function "SetINISetting" simply ignore multiple backslash:
in my functions.ms file:
setINISetting theoutput "folders" "dossier_portes_ini" "\\\\Averty\\v\\Oskab\\scenes\\_portes\\" setINISetting theoutput "folders" "dossier_render_ini" "\\\\Averty\\v\\Oskab\\scenes\\__RENDER\\"
in my .ini file i get:
[folders] dossier_portes_ini=\\Averty\v\Oskab\scenes\_portes\ dossier_render_ini=\\Averty\v\Oskab\scenes\__RENDER\
But when I re-use my editvar rollout and manually type the good path,I get the good one... This is a mystery for me...
I need this function to work, because it's the defaults settings, overriding the one missing, or use as default if no modification are made.
Thanks in advance for reading me, and a thousand thanks for trying to help.
-- EDIT --
I'll try to be clear explaining this one !
First, i had only one roullout "main", opening when starting the script with everything in It, it worked well, but i like challenge and for further use, i wanted it to be editable.
So, now i have 3 files; main.ms, functions.ms and editvar.ms
main call editvar.ms by pressing a button, and when editvar close, it store all information into a temp.ini so i can access to my variables easily into main.ms
My problem is that when main start, it create a dropdownlist by parsing a folder, which can be modified by the second rollout.
since the dropdownlist is created when the first roullout is called, when i close my edit var, i don't find a way to update it (i tried "on close" but when i call it in the main script, it's gone since a long time and it does nothing)
So, for now, i close everything and launch the script again... not very handy !
Thanks Again for helping me :)
Some Handy Functions I use In this script:
1) LISTNG FILES: Create a list of files To put in a DropdownList / ListBox / MultiListBox: Arguments: Directory (path to folder) / Extension (ex: "max") / Extensionlength: number of character in Extension (ex: 3) / directorylengtplus = 1 for network path (UNC) or 2 for classic path (C:\\...) [ I use one Checkbox for It] / the dropdownlist: name of the object UI.
fn listingfiles directory extension extensionlength directorylenghtplus thedropdownlist = ( listeporte = getfiles (directory + "\*." + extension) /*Creating 2 empty arrays listetemp holds thefilename + extension liste holds filename without the extension.*/ liste = #() listetemp = #() for a = 1 to listeporte.count do ( directorylenght = directory.count listetemp [a] = Substring listeporte[a] (directorylenght +directorylenghtplus) 100 counttemp = listetemp [a].count liste [a] = Substring listetemp [a] 1 (counttemp - (extensionlength+1)) ) for a = 1 to liste.count do ( thedropdownlist.items = append thedropdownlist.items (liste[a] as string) ) )
2) Bdigit nb: Return a number value into a String with 4 digits:
fn bdigit nb = ( tostring = nb as string countstring = tostring.count if countstring == 4 then result = tostring if countstring == 3 then result = ("0" + tostring) if countstring == 2 then result = ("00" + tostring) if countstring == 1 then result = ("000" + tostring) return (result) )