Multi Plugin Config GUI(An easy to use interface for configuring your plugins without any effort!) How it started: I was trying to make a very simple and intuitive interface for a friend of mine so he could change various settings for the Minecart Mania plugin without having to teach him how XML works, and it was him that proposed to make the GUI available to anyone, so i did. People started to use it and give feedback mostly positive and encouraging me to keep at it and improve it! Bugs keep appearing and i keep fixing them!A few people asked if i plan on making another for other plugins and to their answer i point to my title! Yes more are coming and i will find the best way to have all GUIs i'll ever make in a simple, easy to use solution incorporating auto-updates, i promise i'll do my best for everyone to be happy and smiley!! What it is in a sentence: It is a separate tool that lets you configure the various settings needed to configure in a nice and worm GUI instead of manipulating text files. Features: Handles configuration files for plugins! Can access multiple configuration filesets (for multiple servers)! Auto-Updates on startup! Inside app changelog! Selective Plugin support! Options for app behaviour! Full support in a 6 hour basis per day! Export to Text for on-line hosts with no FTP! Planned Features: Access to online servers with FTP protocol enabled! Handling of .db files for plugins! Extensive Graphical Interfaces for item list making!(Preview Available!,Some implemented!) Inside application Feedback system for even faster help! Backups for worlds and settings! Bukkit installer and updater! Plugins installer and updater! How to use it:You can use this handy little tool just like any other windows app, simply download install and run it!! any requirements on your behalf will be explained to you during install (if any).Simply point it at your plugins folder in the options menu for a saved in memory location of the files, or find the plugins directory through the direct menu at the start screen for diferent directories (thus servers) each time! After that tooltips are popping up at each control and explain each function! Always remember to SAVE your work as often as possible!!!Soon there will be detailed documentation and small videos explaining everything in detail!Plugins currently supported by MPCGUI: Minecart Mania Simple Barter Backpack MoveCraft (beta 0.6.9) ServerEvents (UNDER DEVELOPMENT) PistonPlugin (UNDER DEVELOPMENT) Wireless Redstone (UNDER DEVELOPMENT) Do you know of any plugin that uses .XML files ???would you like to see it supported in the GUI??? Let me know!!!Post below!!! DOWNLOAD GUI HERE!!! v126.96.36.199 FAQ : Q: I get an error! "*.xml file not found"! A: Just make sure you are pointing the gui at the right direction! "\YourServer\plugins\" is the right one. Q: Why is the version number of the gui different then the version stated in this OP since the application auto updates? A: There is a very tiny chance for me to have forgoten to change it , to be sure of the version you have go to the "Info" menu then click "About". Q: There is a plugin that i use and i like very much, i would like to see it in the gui so it can be even more handy to use and manage, how do i do that? A: First make sure the plugin uses .xml files for configuration, then simply post it here in the thread with a link and i will add it as soon as i can! TO DO : Find more ways to improve it optically! Modify all text controls to preview the text coloring. Add a few missing tooltips. Change the Save Sequences to better suite our needs and stop them from directly saving the displayed values into the .xml files!(half done!!!) Finish up the Feedback system. Start the Bukkit installer and updater feature code development. Finish the MPCGUIs configuration and data .xml storage file. Create a "delete multiplier" control(mostly ready, scheduled for v188.8.131.52) Finish the Graphical item lists. Add a checking Sub for version checks on plugin configuration file so i get warnings on new versions. Add a hub for settings exchange. Redesign the MPCGUI so it can fit more plugins neatly. Fix the cloud file check exception Change Log : v184.108.40.206 Fixed the fix for the bug v220.127.116.11 Fixed the major bug that stoped the gui in load time Made the gui a single instance application v18.104.22.168 Fixed a bug from left over experimenting code The GUI now saves an options .xml file for even greater stability, but it still needs more work.(next update) The single item selection system is ready and implemented!! (try it out it's very cool!!!) I will not remove the Preview yet, just for fun... Some aisthetic changes v22.214.171.124 Fixed an internal error (nothing critical) v126.96.36.199 Fixed a small bug for MMCore (due to API change) Added a ton of code (no new features yet ) Re-arranged the GUI v188.8.131.52 Preparing for later features(Sorry guys it was needed) v184.108.40.206 Cleaned the code a bit v220.127.116.11 Fixed a bug at DisappearOnDisconnect Control Added all the missing tooltips v18.104.22.168 Removed WXW Controls and code !!! Updated for Minecart Mania Core Configuration .xml file v1.53 and added DisappearOnDisconnect Control v22.214.171.124 Updated code for MMCore.xml 1.52 & MMLocale.xml 1.02 Cleaned a bit v126.96.36.199 Fixed a small bug in the load state Dots Improved the visuals a bit v188.8.131.52 Fixed the bug that made the Menu bar disappear Made the MoveCraft controls available!(MoveCraft beta is available!) Fixed the list system preview (now it has a button to open) v184.108.40.206 Fixed a few typos Added a "Tools" Menu item Added the "XML to Text " feature Started the Graphical Items Lists Interface and made a preview available Made some adjustments to the MoveCraft Section (still no beta) v220.127.116.11 Fixed a bug from the new code(nothing critical) v18.104.22.168 Added the standalone attribute in the MinecartManiaConfiguration.xml Added a donate button for users to supprt the project Added all the tooltips missing Made preparations for the MoveCraft plugin Made some preparations for the "access remote server files" feature we are planning on v22.214.171.124 Fixed the bug that didn't allow multipliers to work Added support for WormholeXTremeWorlds (Currently is not read by the plugin, working on it) v126.96.36.199 Fixed the very persistent try...catch bug Fixed the bug that prevented changes in the Minecart Type elements in the multiplier section of the control blocks Fixed a few typos in comments here and there Added all the rest of the original comments written by the plugins developer into the output xml files Added a date and time creation info in the .xml file(just in case...) v188.8.131.52 Added some more tooltips Fixed the try..catch in the MMCore.load sequence Changed the Load state dots into something more elegant Added a new menu and a new Changelog window, placed everything neatly v184.108.40.206 Added some tooltips in the control blocks area improved the looks brought back the multiplier checkbox optimized the operation of the multiplier sections in the control blocks v220.127.116.11 Juicy!!! Corrected the main window title(silly mistake...) v18.104.22.168 Juicy!!! Added support for the MinecartManiaConfiguration.XML file v1.51 Added support for the MinecartManiaChestControl.XML file v1.3 Added support for the MinecartManiaLocale.XML file v1.01 Reconfigured and cleaned a lot of the code to be able to support a few more plugins but it will get messy with time, i must change the gui entirely... Added all the Afforess original comments in the MinecartManiaConfiguration.XML (it gives an insane XML document!) Refreshed all the Controll Blocks controls to accomodate all the new features of the plugins v22.214.171.124 Juicy!!! Changed the structure of the program for convinience. Changed pathing for multiple plugin suport. Change the save message into a more detailed one. Changed the file load indication Dots to be more descriptive. Code cleanup! (that was fun...) Adding various things that will be necessary for the next plugins. Added the option to turn on or off the SimpleBarter and Backpack support. A few more minor things i don't remember. v126.96.36.199 Sweet!!! (where to start?!?!) Broke the Load Sequences into manageable pieces and added mechanisms for checking of files existence and if they are well formed. Added same features in the Save Sequences as well. Started the mechanisms that will give the option to enable and disable supported plugins. Changed the layout.(again...) Added an "About box". Changed the name and descriptions to better suite the role of the GUI. Fixed a tiny bug in the Redstone Attribute in the Control Blocks section that caused improper save of the Redstone Attributes of the Blocks 16, 17, 18. Added support for the Simple Barter plugin! Added support for the Backpack plugin! Added all the necessary controls for the newly supportd plugins. Added the option "Export all files always" to give the ability of .xml files creation in their appropriate folders. Changed the target location that users must point Folder Browser Dialogues from the MinecartMania settings folder to the plugins general folder. (Necessary for the support of more plugins) A few more things that i can't remember right now!! v188.8.131.52 On Wheels Of Steel Took another look into Items lists and i change the code there quite a bit. a)Everything now auto saves instantly(i think a lot of people wanted this!) b)Made the list name on the buttons a bit bigger... More error handling! and especially in the save sequences, now there is no way of something going wrong without you knowing exactly what and why! Replaced all the warnings with a Multiwarning on all filles v184.108.40.206 On Wheels Of Steel Made all the necessary changes to the GUI code so it can handle and manipulate the new .xml file file introduced in MM1.09 ("MinecartManiaLocale.xml") Added tool tips for all the new controls. Added a green light for the new file. Re-arranged the GUIs various controls and sorted them properly. (more must be done here) Added more error handling as necessary. v220.127.116.11 On Wheels Of Steel The GUI now can read the new .xml introduced in MM Added a tab for the new features MM introduced in 1.09 v18.104.22.168 On Wheels Of Steel!!! Changed the way empty values are handled within the GUI itself for better error handling and preperation for expansion of the .xml files both element wise and attribute wise. (I love the possibilities that this brings!) 100% error handling in 98% of the cases. (Item Lists are a tiny bit sensitive! better to only edit them for now!) More tooltips! (Only some...) More unique errors! ( I must creat an error id legend but all error messages come with a description as well!) All changes contributed into making the Controls Blocks 100% Stable and predictable, Control Blocks are completely reconfigured with a brand new deletion method and multiple conditions to ensure everything is checked and good! Changed the method which gave to the Control Block buttons their pic!(faster refresh!) Added a double click way to create a new Control Block! Added the ability to change the Block Type of any given Control Block. (Someone requested this, i hope you like it!!! v22.214.171.124 On Wheels Of Steel!!! Added more tooltips. Added more control blocks. Inserted pictures for all the control blocks. Cleaned the code a bit. v126.96.36.199 Yammy!!! Updated to the MinecartMania 1.08 standard. Added all the new controls that MM 1.08 introduces to the GUI. v188.8.131.52 Yammy!!! Fixed a bug in the Delete Block button in the Item lists tab that caused improper deletion of list items. v184.108.40.206 Yammy!!! Fixed a bug in the SpeedMultiplier checkbox. Fixed a bug in the save sequence that caused improper saving (Redstone attributes). Fixed a few minor bugs. Created a numbered error system (early implementation, the first number to use was 69 ) Included a few tooltips and indication of which files are loaded (You can load any number of files but upon save all files will be generated). Known Issues And News There is a problem in the MMCore please be aware and act accordingly. All the old users will lose the stored options cause of the new XML file but i guess there are not much of them to restore. Also i can say that nothing like this will never happen again! The XML file provides a great way to ensure user data at all times! It is also what most likely will enable me to add the installer and updater in the GUI! I am hoping that the system i am gonna be using is gonna be enough to support demand (if there is any), i am planning on monitor downloads and usage statistics to make sure that: a) i am meeting demand in the frequency of the maintenance of the system. b)To be on-top of problems when they arise to minimize downtime (or to eliminate it?). I am also planning a few more features for the GUI in the coming two weeks, others in the TO DO list and others not, and you should soon expect a plugin from me soon !!! Yes i am trying java out!! not much luck yet but i will get there... There are a few things i would like feedback on and i would appreciate any effort! 1.Do you think a downloader and updater is in demand in this community? 2.Do you think there are good ones out there already and do you have any suggestions? 3.What is it that you would like to see in the GUI? anything at all!! it doesn't matter if it something about a plugin or anything at all! as long as it is community related!! I really hope on some answers Have a nice day and a great weekend!! I NEED SOME HELP!!! I really want to include more plugins and i have a few on the grill but i found an obstacle, for the life of me i cannot imagine how the appearance should be!!!I want it to be usable not only to someone that is a setting up a server from scratch and would like a wizard kind of run through but someone who is testing settings and has to reuse the GUI to be able to get to the setting they need to fast and easely!!Any ideas??? Any amount of help is appreciated but not required! BUGS AND PROBLEMS POST HERE!!Posting Guidelines: Please post the version of the GUI as stated by the GUI in the About window in the Info menu strip or in the main window title. Please post a description of the bug (if it is a bug). Please post the plugin you have trouble with and it's version if available. Make Sure to check the changelog frequently to avoid silly situations. I will be glad to get feedback on your thoughts about the GUI too!!!