[vlc-devel] Re: Adding Configuration options (Was Re: ps.c and VCD's use)

Gildas Bazin gbazin at netcourrier.com
Fri Jul 25 01:39:10 CEST 2003

On Thursday 24 July 2003 10:02, R. Bernstein wrote:
> Sorry no. In the example and code fragment that I was using to try to
> use convey this:
> vlc_module_begin();
>     set_description( _("Video CD (VCD 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, SVCD, HQVCD) input") 
>     add_category_hint( N_("VCD"), NULL, VLC_TRUE );
>     add_integer ( "vcd-debug", 0, NULL, DEBUG_TEXT, DEBUG_LONGTEXT, 
>     ... 
> the intent was to a set a *new* dynamic debug variable to control
> output for just the VCD plugin. I was referring to new variables that
> would appear in the GUI such as the GTK+ GUI and ~/.vlc/vlvcrc. 
> Here's another example of such a configuration variable. Suppose I
> want the user to be able indicate whether the slider range should
> represent the range of an entry rather than the range of a track. In
> the GTK+ GUI this might appear as a checkbox and as additional lines in
> vlcrc.

Ok, all you need to do is declare the config variable in the 
"vlc_module_begin()" section.

For instance:
add_bool( "vcd-debug", 0, NULL, DEBUG_TEXT, DEBUG_LONGTEXT, VLC_TRUE 
/*advanced option*/ );

Once an option is declared, you can simply access to its content by using 
one of these functions:

int config_GetInt(vlc_object_t *, const char *);
float config_GetFloat(vlc_object_t *, const char *);
char *config_GetPsz(vlc_object_t *, const char *);

"const char *" being the name of the config variable.
Beware that you need to free the string given back by config_GetPsz() and 
you also need to check for its return value as it can be NULL.

All options declared like this will automatically appear in the command line 
help menu (./vlc --advanced -H), in the "preferences dialog" of the 
interface and in the config file.

Hope this helps,


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