Then we could use list of categories and pane on right.
Fine, I'll take a stab at this.
Effects, however, is back to only two options.
Enable the Stereo3D and go to effects again (sorry, enabling it makes the menu close) and you'll see it there. In fact I plan to do this with lots of widgets so the menus will get larger as I add more settings to existing widgets.
B. A way to display toggle buttons on the button itself (All these buttons marked 'Toggle X' is bad, a light or tick boxto the left of the panel or such would be better).
This is just laziness on my part. A checkbox would be better than a button in these cases, but I'd have to put more work into it to detect which widgets are loaded at the time. As usual I want to do this, but it's on a huge list of things to add. So for some things, I just have a button. I originally named it CRUDE menu for a reason. I just wanted to throw together all the functionality that was in CA Interface before it, using purely buttons in a quick and easy manner (I was alternately thinking of naming it something like "button menu"). But then like any project, it exploded and I added a zillion more things to it like widget list, flag chooser, custom widget settings using the Meltrax specification, a tooltip and unit info (split off), a barber pole and propellers.
Augh, no, dont add new options when you enable something. Then you're left guessing and confused. There should be tabs, each with a pane full up of checkboxes, sliders and drop down lists. If a widget really needs lots of customization, add a box which opens up another window (IE, there is a 'stereo3d' checkbox, and next to it a button which launches a window with all its options).
These should be no more than one level deep beyond the main, tabbed menu.
Really though, if you wanted all the old CA menu functionality, you'd need unitinfo. That thing was great (Ideally it should also include modstats cost effectiveness, outputted regularly into a static file from modstats- actually the unitguide should include that).
I know this is all long term but if you want to fix widget bloating, a robust menu is the way forward.
personally, what i have done with my personal lua is combine it all into 1 tribulex widget. this makes it much more efficient, and in the case of a mod, you can have a custom configuration screen. here is a chance for you to use chili. chili has alot of potential but its a fucking slow clunky system. Needs alot of optimization.
Otherwise ca can pay me and i will release my gui system open source which is currently slightly better looking than chili (using the same skinning but has some transitions/effects that chili doesnt have yet), more flexible, and faster than lolui. I am even willing to sell for less than 5000 euros which is a bargain! consider it ca would be flagship of spring!
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