In my last post I briefly mentioned that Rotate/Zoom had been converted to use IndirectUI. In the current release (v3.5.5) it is implemented with a custom WinForms dialog along with manual data binding, etc. It works fine and simply wasn’t a priority to convert in the v3.5 timeframe.

Well, here’s how it looks now:

It certainly fits in better with the rest of the UI now. The “roll ball 3D” control will also be available for plugins to use. In addition, thanks to some polite prodding by a prominent plugin author (pyrochild), I’ve added the ability to use the regular angle chooser control with a constrained range. Currently, only angle ranges of [-180, +180] and [0, +360] are permitted.

The greyed area shows the angle range that is not permitted.

I’m also planning to add the ability for IndirectUI-based effects and file type UI to use tab pages. This will be useful for having Basic/Advanced pages for file types, and to have more configurable effect properties without resorting to a “tall” UI dialog.

Anyway, that’s all for now!

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