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Where do I find tool properties/options?

Community Beginner ,
Sep 29, 2022 Sep 29, 2022

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Hi, I was wondering if there was a reference to see the names of the tool options, and if I am able to have a script show me the current tool options and their values.

 

As an example, I would like to get what the current feather of the marquee rectangle tool is and what the property is called if I would like to set a new value.

 

Thanks!

 

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Community Expert , Sep 29, 2022 Sep 29, 2022
var s2t = stringIDToTypeID,
	c2t = charIDToTypeID;

currentTool = 'marqueeRectTool';

// see the names of all the tool options
(r = new ActionReference()).putProperty(s2t('property'), p = s2t('tool'));
r.putEnumerated(s2t('application'), s2t('ordinal'), s2t('targetEnum'));
(d = new ActionDescriptor()).putObject(s2t('object'), s2t('object'), executeActionGet(r));
eval('t = ' + executeAction(s2t('convertJSONdescriptor'), d).getString(s2t('json')));

alert(t.toSource());

// get only feather value
...

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Sep 29, 2022 Sep 29, 2022

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var s2t = stringIDToTypeID,
	c2t = charIDToTypeID;

currentTool = 'marqueeRectTool';

// see the names of all the tool options
(r = new ActionReference()).putProperty(s2t('property'), p = s2t('tool'));
r.putEnumerated(s2t('application'), s2t('ordinal'), s2t('targetEnum'));
(d = new ActionDescriptor()).putObject(s2t('object'), s2t('object'), executeActionGet(r));
eval('t = ' + executeAction(s2t('convertJSONdescriptor'), d).getString(s2t('json')));

alert(t.toSource());

// get only feather value
(r = new ActionReference()).putProperty(s2t('property'), p = s2t('tool'));
r.putEnumerated(s2t('application'), s2t('ordinal'), s2t('targetEnum'));
var feather = executeActionGet(r).getObjectValue(s2t('currentToolOptions')).getUnitDoubleValue(c2t('MrqF'));

alert (feather);

//  set a new feather value.
var newValue = 50;
(d = new ActionDescriptor()).putUnitDouble(c2t('MrqF'), s2t('pixelsUnit'), newValue);
(r = new ActionReference()).putClass(s2t(currentTool));
(d1 = new ActionDescriptor()).putReference(s2t('target'), r);
d1.putObject(s2t('to'), s2t('target'), d);
executeAction(s2t('set'), d1, DialogModes.NO);

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Wow! Thanks again! Still have a lot to learn 🙂

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