Toolbars

Toolbars are one of main Notepad X features, basically they are fully customizable .xml files located at Toolbars directory located at Notepad X root path. Notepad X includes the MainMenu.xml toolbar file which is the default menu of Notepad X.

Installing

To install a toolbar copy your .xml plug-in file with all his decency folders, to “Toolbars” directory located at Notepad X root path (usually C:Program FilesNotepad X).

Then to activate it launch Notepad X , open the Options Dialog from Main Menu (Tools -> Options) , then select the Toolbars tab, your toolbar will appear automatically at the list located bellow. To Activate click the check box of your item then press the apply button to apply your changes.

Removing

To deactivate a toolbar launch Notepad X , open the Options Dialog from Main Menu (Tools -> Options) , then select the Toolbars tab. Uncheck the check box of your item , press the Remove button if you want to delete the toolbar file, then press the apply button to apply your changes.

Alternatively to delete a toolbar file delete, your .xml Toolbar file with all his decency folders, from “Toolbars” directory located at Notepad X root path (usually C:Program FilesNotepad X).

Developing

To create a toolbar you can use the Toolbar Editor Plugin.

To create an toolbar file create a new .xml file and follow the basic structure of the Notepad X Toolbars









Enter your details for your toolbar.

Now to create items you can choose between the available item types

  • Button
  • Label
  • Dropdown
  • and

  • Spectator

Button

Buttons are the basic button controls which can execute any of the available build-in functions.
A typical button item example.

   
    button
    system|New
    system|new
    
    system|new
  

Label

The only difference between labels and buttons is that Button can be pressed and execute functions. Labels are mostly use display text and images at the toolbar.
A typical label item example.

   
    label
    system|About
    
    system|about
  

Specator(Separator)

They doesn’t have any parameters the only use to separate visually the other items
A specator item example.

    spectator

Dropdown

Dropdown are controls which can hold inside them the other three item types Buttons, Labels and Spectators
A typical dropdown item example.

   
    dropdown
    system|Tools
    
    system|tools
  
    button
    system|Options
    system|about
    
    system|about
  
  
    spet
   
  
    label
    system|Options