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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


new infobools

new builtin actions

new control type

new windows

removed windows


Please keep this thread clean. It should be an easy overview for skinners who are updating their skin for Kodi.
For discussions / feature requests / bug reports, please find (or create) the appropriate thread in the skin development forum.
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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: 15767 (PR)
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: 15767 (PR)
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/cfba...3d031d2014
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#5
2019-04-16 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)


pull-request: 15467 (PR)
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: 15953 (PR)
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: 16152 (PR)
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: 16120 (PR)
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: 16343 (PR)
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: 15648 (PR)
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: 15315 (PR)
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: 15796 (PR)
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: 15527 (PR)
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: 15527 (PR)
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: 16360 (PR)
commit: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/3c75...8998655233
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