[mythtv] Using the RemoteEdit element

Paul Harrison mythtv at dsl.pipex.com
Sun Feb 18 10:30:48 UTC 2007

Jeremy Gillick wrote:
> I'm trying to build a plugin and am having trouble making a 
> <remoteedit> element appear.  Here's how it looks in my -ui.xml:
>     <remoteedit name="search_field" draworder="1">
>         <font>normal</font>
>         <area>10,10,100,50</area>
>         <context>1</context>
>     </remoteedit>
> And my .cpp code:
>     MythEzrecord::MythEzrecord(MythMainWindow *parent, QString windowName,
>                                QString themeFilename, const char *name)
>             : MythThemedDialog(parent, windowName, themeFilename, name)
>     {
>         UIRemoteEditType *search = getUIRemoteEditType("search_field");
>         search->createEdit(this);
>         search->setText("search box");
>         //UIKeyboardType *keyboard = getUIKeyboardType("keyboard");
>     }
> I also have a <textarea> and <keyboard> in the same <container> and 
> they show up perfectly.  I'm also having the same problem when I try 
> to add a <textbutton> to my ui.
> As it's probably pretty obvious, I'm pretty new to MythTv development 
> and C++.  I have a background in Java and web application development 
> and this is my first project with C++, so I'm try as hard as I can to 
> get up to speed.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jeremy
You probably don't need the <context>1</context> line that is most 
likely your problem.

You also need to make sure you defined a font called 'normal' over wise 
things wont work as intended.

Paul H.

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