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Below you'll find an up-to-date list of all changes made to the skinning engine since the release of Kodi Krypton.

new infolabels
changed infolabels
  • ListItem.Duration returns┬áHH:MM:SS format (details)
  • Playlist.Random returns On/Off (details)
  • PVR.Time > PVR.EpgEventElapsedTime (details)
  • PVR.Duration > PVR.EpgEventDuration (details)
  • PVR.Progress > PVR.EpgEventProgress (details)
  • ListItem.Ratings() > ListItem.Rating() (details)

removed infolabels
updated infolabel
new infobools
changed infobools
  • implicit referencing of containers (details)
  • Player.CanRecord > PVR.CanRecordPlayingChannel (details)
  • Player.Recording > PVR.IsRecordingPlayingChannel (details)

removed infobools
new builtin action
changed builtin action
  • SetFocus() absolute attribute (details)
  • PlayerControl(Record) > PVR.ToggleRecordPlayingChannel (details)

  • hyphen no longer supported as a none value (details)

static listitems
custom containers
origin, camera & animation attributes
epggrid control
new windows
changed windows
  • DialogPVRGuideOSD.xml -> DialogPVRChannelGuide.xml (details)
  • PVROSDGuide -> PVRChannelGuide (details)

removed windows
new content type
new control types
  • now requires <views> definition

scaling improvements
  • % and r-suffixed vaues for position attributes (details)

new default icons
removed default icons
time formatting options
Please keep this thread clean. It should be an easy overview for skinners who are updating their skin for Kodi Krypton.
For discussions / feature requests / bug reports, please find (or create) the appropriate thread in the skin development forum.
2016-12-01 MyPVRGuide.xml

remove view id's:
- 11
- 12
- 13

pull-request: 10838 (PR)
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/17ed...b9223bc7e9
2016-12-01 new/changed infobools

- System.HasModalDialog

- System.HasActiveModalDialog
- System.HasVisibleModalDialog

pull-request: 10850 (PR)
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/0b8c...7ba51e24cb
2016-12-01 games support

this introduces a new media window:
  • MyGames.xml (windowname=games id=10822)

a new settings category:
  • gamesettings

a new infobool:
  • Player.HasGame

and a new content type:
  • games

pull-request: 11022 (PR)
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/7dcf...63ecf26dbf
2016-12-02 changed container infobools

it's now possible in all sections to reference a container without explicitly specifying the id.
kodi will use the id of the focused container if no id is specified in a container infobool.

Container(5400).ListItem.Art(fanart) vs Container.ListItem.Art(fanart)

pull-request: 10883 (PR)
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/6319...496e7ade58
2016-12-05 changed builtin action

the SetFocus() action now allows setting an optional 'absolute' argument.
setting this argument will focus the first listitem of a container, instead of the first visible listitem.
(eg. it will scroll up to the top of the list)


pull-request: 11019 (PR)
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/45a8...c5c686272e
2016-12-05 epggrid - orientation

you can now create an epg guide with a horizontal layout,
by using the <orientation> tag.

additionally, you can now define <rulerdatelayout > for epggrid containers:
see: https://github.com/ksooo/xbmc/commit/860...15c3f8a32e

pull-request: 10795 (PR)
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/9b9d...9f6c94a1e5
2016-12-12 removed infobools

these old deprecated infobools have now been removed:
- StringCompare() (use String.IsEqual instead)
- SubString() (use String.Contains instead)
- IntegerGreaterThan() (use Integer.IsGreater instead)
- IsEmpty() (use String.IsEmpty instead)

pull-request: 11058 (PR)
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/5415...1ace7f3f42
2016-12-17 changed infolabel

ListItem.Duration (for videos) will now return time in a HH:MM:SS format, instead of the duration in minutes

ListItem.Duration now also accepts time formatting strings (details)

pull-request: 11115 (PR)
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/c21c...133d8ab22a
forum discussion: 301686 (thread)
2016-12-22 changed infolabel

Playlist.Random will now return On/Off instead of Random/Off

pull-request: 11115 (PR)
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/652e...6fb384f00f
2016-12-29 scaling improvements

Several attributes now allow % and r-suffixed values.

pull-request: 11233 (PR)
2017-01-09 xbmc.gui bump

xbmc.gui has been bumped to 5.13.0

the Leia skinning repo is open for business now :-)

pull-request: 11306 (PR)
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/687c...c7719fca68
2017-01-18 new infolabel
  • PVR.ChannelNumberInput

Instead of opening the numeric input dialog when pressing 0 - 9 while in PVR fullscreen or PVR music visualisation, now only the entered number appears on screen, like this works for almost all other tv sets and settop boxes.

Skins must be adjusted to use the new info label PVR.ChannelNumberInput. Otherwise the feature will also work, but nothing will be seen on the screen while entering the number.

pull-request: 11434 (PR)
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/3288...2cd32718d4
2017-02-23 MyPVRRecordings.xml - watched toggle

you can add a button (id="10" / label=20367) to MyPVRRecordings.xml
this will allow users to switch between all/watched/unwatched recordings.

pull-request: 11704 (PR)
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/11704/...dd7c66ec2e
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