v19 Changes to the skinning engine for Kodi Matrix
#1
Below you'll find an up-to-date list of all changes made to the skinning engine since the release of Kodi Leia.


new infolabels

changed infolabels

deprecated infolabels

new infobools

new builtin actions

changed builtin actions
  • the xbmc. prefix is no longer supported (details)
  • PlayMedia() '1' param support for music (details)


new control type

new windows

removed windows

DialogPVRInfo.xml

addon.xml

functional change

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#2
changes for older kodi versions can be found here:
 
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#3
2019-04-16 control type

a new control type has been added to Kodi: ranges
this new control can be used to mark certain parts of a progress control.


pull-request: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/15767
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/cfba...3d031d2014
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#4
2019-04-16 new infolabels

- Player.CutList
- Player.Chapters

these infolabels can be used with the ranges control, as EDL and chapter markers


pull-request: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/15767
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/cfba...3d031d2014
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#5
2019-04-16 pvr reminders

support for PVR reminders has been added to Kodi.
this introduces two new infobools:

- ListItem.HasReminder
returns True if the item has a reminder set (PVR)

- ListItem.HasReminderRule
returns True if the item was scheduled by a reminder timer rule (PVR)

and a new button in DialogPVRInfo.xml
- id="11" / label = 826

pull-request: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/15467
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/e4d0...25f0644872
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#6
2019-04-24 new infobools

- ListItem.IsPlayable
returns True when the selected programme can be played (PVR)

- ListItem.HasArchive
returns True when the selected channel has a server-side back buffer (PVR)

pull-request: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/15953
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/991f...699942ac2f
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#7
2019-05-21 new infolabel

- ListItem.FileNameNoExtension


will return the filename without it's extension


pull-request: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/16152
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/fcfb...6706dd4f68
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#8
2019-05-24 removed window

- DialogAccessPoints.xml


this legacy / unused window has been removed from kodi.


pull-request: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/16120
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/89cd...60343a590b
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#9
2019-07-03 new infobool

- PVR.IsPlayingActiveRecording
returns True when Kodi is currently playing a recording that is in progress.


pull-request: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/16343
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/9dfe...539e70dd3a
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#10
2019-04-16 DialogPVRInfo.xml - find similar button

you can now also add the "Find similar" button (id="4" / label=19003) to the PVR recording info dialog (DialogPVRInfo.xml / PVRRecordingInfo).


pull-request: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/15648
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/ab11...4a6324215f
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#11
2019-05-03 DialogVideoInfo.xml - support for movie sets

you can now add support for movie sets in DialogVideoInfo.xml


pull-request: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/15315
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/ae89...ab6090e56f
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#12
2019-04-16 DialogAddonSettings.xml - addon settingslevel button

you can add a button (id="20") to DialogAddonSettings.xml
this will allow users to control the addon settingslevel.


pull-request: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/15796
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/efe7...c732d6b1e0
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#13
2019-08-20 new infolabel

- ListItem.CurrentItem


will return the current index of the item in a container starting at 1.


pull-request: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/15527
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/e48f...61b064584a
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#14
2019-08-20 new infobools

- Integer.IsEven
return True if the value of the infolabel is even

- Integer.IsOdd
return True if the value of the infolabel is odd


Example:
Code:
Integer.IsEven(ListItem.CurrentItem)


pull-request: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/15527
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/e48f...61b064584a
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#15
2019-07-09 DialogPVRGroupManager.xml

Thumbnail images are now automatically generated out of the logos contained in a PVR channel group (for home screen widgets etc.).


You can now add a button (id="35" / label=13315) to DialogPVRGroupManager.xml
This will regenerate the channel group thumbnails.

You can also add a ListItem.Icon for container id=13 to show the generated thumbnail image.


pull-request: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/16360
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/3c75...8998655233
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