IPlug: Altered mouse button behavior

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Feb 092009

Developing a slick and polished gui for your VST plugin is less about graphics and more about creating a smooth customer experience. The default behavior of IPlug is to block mouse input when an ICaptionControl has edit focus (that’s the object you use to allow someone to type values into your parameters). If I have clicked on a value to type in it and decide to tweak a knob instead, then I don’t want to have to click back in the edit field and hit enter before being able to turn that other knob. I want to directly click on that other knob and have the edit field just go away. Here is an IPlug mod that will allow your VST plugin interface to work this way.
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Feb 052009

When you use a plugin from Waves or other “big name” you will be able to left click or double click to be able to type in settings. IPlug requires you use the right mouse button only. I wanted to be able to edit VST plugin parameters with the left mouse button so I added two new methods to ICaptionControl. Continue reading »