Chat UI - A User Interface library and plugin for creating GUIs in the chat box


#1

This is a discussion topic for the Ore project, Chat UI. View the full project on Ore for downloads and more information.


Chat UI

A User Interface library and plugin for creating GUIs in Minecraft's chat box.

Aim

To enhance player user experience on multiplayer by utilizing the chat box. In addition, this plugin provides a graphical approach to tasks commonly performed with commands.

Features

  • Tabbed interface with status bar
  • Player list with admin tools
  • Private messages between players
  • Pagination viewer
  • Configuration editor for the server config
  • Permissions manager
  • Chat groups
  • Per-player settings with ability to disable the interface
  • Expandable - other plugins can hook into the interface and add new features
  • bStats (plugin metrics)

For a full description and demonstration of Chat UI's features, please check out the wiki.

Demo

Demo gif

Links

Permissions

See the wiki for full configuration information.

The following permissions are defined by Chat UI:

|Permission|Description|
|----------|-----------|
|chatui.admin.config|Allow this subject the ability to view the server config. Note: granting this permission also grants the subject all sub-permissions. They will need to be explicitly denied if not desired|
|chatui.admin.config.add|Ability to add new values to the server config|
|chatui.admin.config.delete|Ability to delete values from the server config|
|chatui.admin.config.edit|Ability to edit values in the server config|
|chatui.admin.group.create|Ability to create chat groups|
|chatui.admin.group.delete|Ability to delete chat groups|
|chatui.admin.permissions|Ability to use the permissions manager. Note that Chat UI has PEX integration, so if you have PEX, the player will also need permission to use PEX's commands|
|chatui.admin.player.ban|Ability to ban players from the player list tab|
|chatui.admin.player.kick|Ability to kick players from the player list tab|

bStats

Chat UI comes packaged with bStats.
If you do not wish for bStats to be enabled, put enabled=false in the file ./config/bStats/config.conf.
More information can be found on the wiki.


Chat UI - A UI toolkit for the vanilla chat box
#2

Tables don't work on the forums, so the permissions look janky.


#3

The post was designed for the markdown format supported on Ore, see: https://ore.spongepowered.org/simon816/Chat-UI
There is also the configuration page on the wiki: https://github.com/simon816/ChatUI/wiki/configuration


#4

Is there a way for me, as a plugin developer, to add easy config editing support through ChatUI? Without reinventing the wheel?


#5

Yes. Construct an instance of ConfigEditTab with the ConfigurationNode and a title for the tab.


Then add the tab to the player's Window
Developer documentation will be available on the wiki, I'll be writing it soon.
For now, you can see how the built-in features do it


#6

Is this still in development?


#7

I haven’t worked on this for a long time but I do plan on updating it sometime soon.