FR: Mouse scripting API or multisliders
There is a need for multisliders such as X/Y pads, dual sliders (sliders with two knobs for range values). It would be possible to create these things in scripting if there was a way to get mouse values and do mouse callbacks:
-Mouse button & modifiers
This way the scripter has the option to leverage multiple sliders to create a single multislider.
Another solution to this problem would be to build HISE with skinnable multisliders. Here are the multisliders from the JUCE demo to provide inspriation:
It would be difficult to create various behaviors (e.g. should one slider stop the other or should one push the other?) without a fuller scripting API or more knob parameters.
I think I will rather add more custom widgets than adding callbacks for the mouse events.
I know of course the JUCE multi sliders and probably I am going from there with some custom Look and Feel - I try to make it as generic as possible (kind of like the table editor style).
XY Pad is also a reasonable request.
Having pre-defined control types that address most all situations is fine, but would there be any way to have a custom type that gives developers access to drag x/y, click, hover, etc.? That way if they want to make something really specific that isn't possible through the existing control types they can always use the custom one?
Another option, Greg and Christoph, might be to specify specific slider creation C++ API, as this is one of the reasons that HISE is open source, to do stuff like this. There's already an API for creating modules.
to specify specific slider creation C++ API, as this is one of the reasons that HISE is open source
Ah yeah, that's a good approach.