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Manipulating widgets in Python

Unread postby anemoff » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:31 pm

Hi all,

Here I'll post a couple of script examples to manipulate Clarisse widgets in Python.

To start, I'll show how to get widgets of specific types and how to pause/resume widgets that support it, like the Image View.

Fetching all instances of a given widget type

python code

def get_all_widgets(class_name):
Get all the widget instances for the given widget OfClass name.
For example: "WidgetImageView".

An array of OfObjects.
widgets = ix.api.OfObjectArray()
ix.application.get_factory().get_all_objects(class_name, widgets)
return widgets

Widget class names can be found in the SDK documentation or in the Class Hierarchy widget.

- WidgetImageView
- Widget3dView
- WidgetTextureView

Some concrete examples:

python code

def get_all_image_views():
"""Helper method to get all Image View widgets."""
return get_all_widgets('WidgetImageView')

def get_all_3d_views():
"""Helper method to get all 3d View widgets."""
return get_all_widgets('Widget3dView')

def get_all_texture_views():
"""Helper method to get all Texture View widgets."""
return get_all_widgets('WidgetTextureView')

Pausing widgets (BUiLDER only)

python code

def pause_widget(object, is_paused):
Pauses or resumes the given widget.

object: OfObject
> Widget's OfObject, for example retrieved using `get_all_widgets` or `ix.get_item`.

is_paused: boolean
> Use true to pause, use False to play (resume).
if (object.is_kindof('WidgetImageView')
or object.is_kindof('Widget3dView')
or object.is_kindof('WidgetTextureView')):
object.get_module().auto_evaluation(not is_paused)
ix.log_warning('Widget {} does not support pause/resume.'.format(object))

Pausing the Image View in iFX

(Since 4.0 SP7)

In iFX, only the Image View can be paused. It has 3 OfActions "play", "pause", "refresh", which can be called from the Attribute Editor or with Python.
The following code will of course work also on BUiLDER.

python code

def pause_image_view(object, is_paused):
Pauses or resumes the given widget.

object: OfObject
> Image View widget OfObject.

is_paused: boolean
> Use true to pause, use False to play (resume).
if (object.is_kindof('WidgetImageView'):
object.call_action('pause' if is_paused else 'play')
ix.log_warning('Not an Image View.')

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Re: Manipulating widgets in Python

Unread postby redfox66 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:30 am

Thanks - very useful script.
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