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Dear CURA developers - can you please make the following change?

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Is it maybe possible to create a new param for CURA-plugins,

called "none", "description" or whatever, that does NOT create the standard text box - that would be very useful for readability and so on...

It would be just 2-3 lines new code at pluginPanel.py ;)

edit: see here (post #5) for an example and code:

http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/10177-dear-cura-developers-can-you-please-make-the-following-change/&do=findComment&comment=98753

 

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Luck for what? That they implement it you mean?

It's really not a big deal... I hope they do it.

damn1 0.1 curaplugincode 2

Not the very best solution but a good one without too much effort:

change no. 1 at pluginPanel.py:

replace line 112:

 


s.Add(wx.StaticText(pluginPanel, -1, param['description']), pos=(3+i,0), span=(1,2), flag=wx.LEFT|wx.RIGHT|wx.ALIGN_CENTER_VERTICAL,border=3)

with

 


if param['description'] == '---' and param['type'] == 'none':
s.Add(wx.StaticLine(pluginPanel), pos=(3+i,0), span=(1,4), flag=wx.EXPAND|wx.LEFT|wx.RIGHT,border=3)
elif param['description'].startswith('b_'):
ctrl = wx.StaticText(pluginPanel, -1, (param['description'])[2:])
tmp = ctrl.GetFont()
tmp.SetWeight(wx.BOLD)
ctrl.SetFont(tmp)
s.Add(ctrl, pos=(3+i,0), span=(1,2), flag=wx.LEFT|wx.RIGHT|wx.ALIGN_CENTER_VERTICAL,border=3)
elif param['description'].startswith('m_'):
s.Add(wx.StaticText(pluginPanel, -1, ((param['description']).replace(r'\n','\n'))[2:]), pos=(3+i,0), span=(1,2), flag=wx.LEFT|wx.RIGHT|wx.ALIGN_CENTER_VERTICAL,border=3)
pass
else:
s.Add(wx.StaticText(pluginPanel, -1, param['description']), pos=(3+i,0), span=(1,2), flag=wx.LEFT|wx.RIGHT|wx.ALIGN_CENTER_VERTICAL,border=3)

change no. 2 at pluginPanel.py:

insert before line 123

 


else: #standard text box

the following

 

 


elif param['type'].lower() == 'none':
pass

Then you can print with params...

... an empty second colum by type:'none'

... a line by description:'---' and type:'none'

... a bold text by 'b_' before the description

... use \n as newline by 'm_' before the description

 

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@Dim3nsioneer: everything is fine so far ;)

 

 

You should clone the source code from https://github.com/daid/Cura

using git, make your edits and submit them as pull request. That way your edits can be automatically merged with the existing code, if the code is up to standard.

 

well, my solution is really quick and not sophisticated.

if you can tell me that you will definitely include it when it is ready, then I will invest more time in a better way for the formatting options, ... (and use github)

 

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