How to to ell if a stack is loaded as a plugin

Todd Geist todd at geistinteractive.com
Thu Jun 2 17:02:55 CDT 2011


thanks guys!

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 1:52 PM, Andre Garzia <andre at andregarzia.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 5:29 PM, Ken Ray <kray at sonsothunder.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > >> In fact I think any test based on the directory wouldn't be so good.
> >  There
> > >> would always be the chance that you opened through the file browser.
> > >
> > > A plugin is just a stack that can be conveniently opened by placing it
> > > in the Plugins folder.
> > >
> > > If you take it out of the folder, that distinction is lost.
> >
> > So that means that your directory-based test is the way to go, something
> > like:
> >
> > put revEnvironmentPluginsPath() into tPlugPath1
> > put revEnvironmentUserPlugsinPath() into tPlugPath2
> > put the fileName of the mainstack of <stackRef> into tFileName
> > if (char 1 to length(tPlugPath1) of tFileName = tPlugPath1) or \
> >  (char 1 to length(tPlugPath2) of tFileName = tPlugPath2) then
> >  -- it's a plugin
> > else
> >  -- it isn't
> > end if
> >
> >
> I use something like that here and works great! The only way for this to
> fail is if a plugin loads another stack from elsewhere as a palette and
> this
> stack is outside both folders, such as a remote stack, but except for that
> it works great
>
>
>
> > Hope this helps,
> >
> > Ken Ray
> > Sons of Thunder Software, Inc.
> > Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> > Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
> >
> >
> >
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