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    Extension and png error?

    It was recommended on discord that I post this here:

    Hello, I have a question about an extension I'm trying to make. It's to add sidebars in Star Trek 2d20, and it mostly does what I need it to in that I have sidebar menu items and can enter stuff in them.

    However, when I try to change the icons for the sidebar, I get:
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    [ERROR]  Error loading extension XML file. [STA Reputation Spends 2] [graphics/sidebar/sidebar_icon_background.png]: Invalid character in the given encoding. Line 1, position 1.
    That almost looks like it's saying the error is in the png file? I copy/pasted the icons from CoreRPG's icons (unzipped ruleset "C:\Users\redacted\AppData\Roaming\SmiteWorks\Fant asy Grounds\rulesets\CoreRPG\graphics\sidebar") so that shouldn't be causing issues, and the line 1 position 1 of all actual xml files is "<", as part of the xml version prolog.

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    Well the path you pasted has a space in Fantasy
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    Quote Originally Posted by superteddy57 View Post
    Well the path you pasted has a space in Fantasy
    I think that got added when I copy/pasted from discord; it's not there in the original discord post. Either way, that's where I got the png from, not where it's located in the extension.

    (Edit: It's also not present when I go to edit my original post here, so *shrug*.)

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    Adding a space in long strings is a "feature" of the forum software.

    @Felderburg - assuming the ruleset is layered on top of the CoreRPG ruleset (which I believe STA is) then you don't need to copy resources from CoreRPG - you can just reference them with the CoreRPG resource name - in this case the icon resource name is "sidebar_icon_recordtype_background"

    If you've edited the graphics file, then that's a different matter...

    I think the reason for the error you detail in post #1 is that you've used <includefile source="graphics/sidebar/sidebar_icon_background.png" /> in your extension. <includefile> is for XML files only. To reference an icon resource, use the <icon> tag - for example (taken from CoreRPG): <icon name="sidebar_icon_recordtype_background" file="graphics/sidebar/sidebar_icon_background.png" />
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trenloe View Post
    I think the reason for the error you detail in post #1 is that you've used <includefile source="graphics/sidebar/sidebar_icon_background.png" /> in your extension. <includefile> is for XML files only. To reference an icon resource, use the <icon> tag - for example (taken from CoreRPG): <icon name="sidebar_icon_recordtype_background" file="graphics/sidebar/sidebar_icon_background.png" />
    That was it, thanks! So I don't need to include the graphics since they're part of the CoreRPG default set, but I assume Istill need the graphics xml to tell it what icons I want where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felderburg View Post
    ...but I assume Istill need the graphics xml to tell it what icons I want where?
    The XML files under the ruleset graphics directory purely define the icons, frames, etc. resources - basically matching a name to a graphics file.

    For example:

    Code:
    <icon name="sidebar_icon_recordtype_background" file="graphics/sidebar/sidebar_icon_background.png" />
    This means that in the ruleset, or extensions, this graphic file resource can be referred to as "sidebar_icon_recordtype_background" when you're defining your own graphical elements (buttons, controls, etc). See the "Icons" section in the Wiki ruleset guide here: https://fantasygroundsunity.atlassia...leset+-+Assets

    And also the developer API: https://fantasygroundsunity.atlassia...996645466/icon
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