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Old 27 Jan 2021, 02:04
cbiweb cbiweb is offline
Join Date: May 2004
How do I create a new options group in ACP?

I want to add a custom group of options in the navigation frame of the ACP. Debug mode doesn't provide a way to do it. After a few hours of looking through the files, I'm not seeing how that part of the ACP is assembled.

Any help would be much appreciated!
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Old 28 Jan 2021, 13:08
cbiweb cbiweb is offline
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Please, I know someone out there has done what I'm asking about. I haven't worked with vB or any kind of code for ten years, and have forgotten a lot. So I would really like to know how to create a new options group.

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Old 29 Jan 2021, 06:26
shka shka is offline
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Two ways possible - creating inside admincp or writing directly in product-yourproductname.xml

It is the same way in vb4 and in vb5 so you should read (not all parts the same but for options it is) and for debug modus (in vb4 only one config.php exists)

My advice:
Create new product as described above, add options /optiongroups and export after every step the product-...xml. So you can see the relevant xml-syntax at the end of this file
<options><settinggroup name=""..><settings varname="">
<phrases><phrasetype><prase name="">
with naming conventions for optiongroup and option
Examples <phrase name="setting_SETTINGSVARNAME_desc/_title" and <phrase name="settinggroup_SETTINGGROUPNAME"
And at this point check also help text for your options and so on

With this you can write it later directly to xml. And as an example I used often as reference download the product YaAS 4.0.9 (Yet another award system) and read the xml with implementations of different option types.

Last edited by shka; 29 Jan 2021 at 06:33.
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Old 29 Jan 2021, 17:43
cbiweb cbiweb is offline
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Thanks so much, shka! This should get me back on track. Much appreciated!
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