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Trying to write search component
post May 8 2013, 07:37
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Trying to write search component

I'm trying to write my first foobar component but am having trouble figuring out the SDK files. I want to create a search panel that can be placed on the main layout. It would be similar to the default Media Library Search panel and have these changes:

1) Pressing the down key when inside the search box would move the focus to the first search result.

2) Pressing the up key when focused on the first search result would return the focus to the search box.

3) Dividers, blank lines, or text background colors would be used to organize the results list based on artist and album.

What strategies should I use for creating this component? Which SDK files would be useful?

Also, how do I create a keyboard shortcut to place the focus on the search box in my component?
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post May 8 2013, 20:59
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Have you already checked the foo_sample component in the SDK? It demonstrates how to write a UI element (i.e. integrate a panel in the main window of the Default UI) and how to add a command to the main menu (among other things).

http://foosion.foobar2000.org/ - my components for foobar2000
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