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making a pop up panel/uielement like fx console with CEP or SDK

Community Beginner ,
May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021

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hi ,
i need to make a popup ui element at the same mouse location when ever the user click CTRL for ex 
it's gonne be  a tiny canvas
so CEP Html canvas is the best option 

i got the canvas working however it must be triggered by the shortcut "CTRL" and also pop in the mouse location like videocopilot fx console ( which is a mix extendscript "jsx" and SDK  ".plugin")
i need the html canvas so bad 
the other option i think the panelator example from the SDK ?
any suggestions would be awesome 

thanks inadvance

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021
CEP panels must have the window border, so that leaves you with Script UI or the C++ SDK. FX Console's popup window is a C++ SDK last I checked, and their dockable panel is a script UI panel. I'd first try and see if you can accomplish what you need with a Script UI panel as it's much faster to develop, if you can't, then resort to the C++ SDK. If you don't care about the border, then you could potentially use CEP, but I don't believe you can position a CEP window by the mouse, even if you get...

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Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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CEP panels must have the window border, so that leaves you with Script UI or the C++ SDK. FX Console's popup window is a C++ SDK last I checked, and their dockable panel is a script UI panel. I'd first try and see if you can accomplish what you need with a Script UI panel as it's much faster to develop, if you can't, then resort to the C++ SDK.

 

If you don't care about the border, then you could potentially use CEP, but I don't believe you can position a CEP window by the mouse, even if you get that data from the OS.

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Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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thanks Justin
that sums up almost all i was searching for 
it's frustrating that CEP is panel is very limited 
i'll try mychances with C++ SDK mybe the panelator example will help 
thanks again 

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Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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Yea, the CEP limitations are unfortunate. Best of luck in the SDK World!

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