A SetValue decorator

January 19th, 2011 by Patrick Boucher - Viewed 11433 times -

In a recent post on the Softimage mailing list people were wondering how to temporarily change user preferences. There are many cases where that might be fun to do, think command logging, undo stack or PPG pop ups.

So here is a quick revisit of my past post on decorators but this one is very generalized.

And some example usage…

This version of the decorator is fun (Yeah!… I said fun.) because you can change any value in Softimage temporarily, as long as the value can be changed via a Application.SetValue() call.

I think you get the Gist of it.

3 Responses to “A SetValue decorator”

  1. Xavier says:

    And as long as the whole process does not fail. Otherwise they might stick to their modified value.

  2. True. If you get an all out XSI crash, you’re screwed.

    One could imagine saving the old vals to a file on disk and deleting the file on successful completion of the original function.

    If you get an all out crash, a startup event could find the file and reset the values.

    But that’s for another article.

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