[CDB] Private Message Box Status Bars

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[CDB] Private Message Box Status Bars

Post by VSE » Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:51 pm

Image Private Message Box Status Bars

Description:
The mildly poplar and highly under-rated MOD has been re-imagined for phpBB 3.1! This extension adds a graphical representation to private message boxes of the space used/remaining.

This extension is a port of my PM Box Progress Bars MOD from phpBB 3.0.x.

Features:
  • On first view progress bar has an animated loading effect
  • Works for all PM boxes (in, out, sent and custom folders)
  • Alert status - bar turns red within 20% of a full PM box
  • Does not display while folder is at 0%
  • Supports Prosilver and Prosilver-child styles
  • Supports RTL languages
Requirements:
  • phpBB 3.1.0-RC3 or higher
  • PHP 5.3.3 or higher
Repository: https://github.com/VSEphpbb/pmbars

Installation:
  • Download the latest release and unzip it.
  • Copy the entire contents from the unzipped folder to phpBB/ext/vse/pmbars/
  • Navigate in the ACP to Customise -> Extension Management -> Extensions.
  • Find Private Messages Progress Bars under "Disabled Extensions" and click Enable.
Screenshots:
pmbars1.png
Normal status, 60% full
pmbars1.png (79.77 KiB) Viewed 2240 times
pmbars2.png
Danger zone, 90% full
pmbars2.png (85.96 KiB) Viewed 2240 times
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Re: [DEV] Private Messages Progress Bars

Post by hd321kbps » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:03 pm

good extension!
Respect for the screenshots! All of them did.

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Re: [DEV] Private Messages Progress Bars

Post by noth » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:12 pm

that's a pretty good idea

Never even heard of that before but I know the limits just "sneak up" on people, the next thing they know they are being presented with a full inbox and "their options" so this is good :P

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Re: [RC] Private Messages Progress Bars

Post by John45 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:41 am

Can you make the scan lines on the danger zone light pink and make the background dark red?

Can you test it out? I just want to see what it looks like. :D

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Re: [RC] Private Messages Progress Bars

Post by Holger » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:14 pm

Thanks a lot!

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Re: [RC] Private Messages Progress Bars

Post by VSE » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:37 pm

John45 wrote:Can you make the scan lines on the danger zone light pink and make the background dark red?

Can you test it out? I just want to see what it looks like. :D
No, but you can. Play around with the CSS file. ;)
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Re: [RC] Private Messages Progress Bars

Post by Volksdevil » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:27 pm

Nice work mate 8-)
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Re: [RC] Private Messages Progress Bars

Post by John45 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:12 am

VSE wrote:
John45 wrote:Can you make the scan lines on the danger zone light pink and make the background dark red?

Can you test it out? I just want to see what it looks like. :D
No, but you can. Play around with the CSS file. ;)
I was thinking about. :lol:

What does RC mean anyways!? I already know what Beta, Alpha, and Dev means, but this acronym remains unknown -- for me. :|

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Re: [RC] Private Messages Progress Bars

Post by Volksdevil » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:44 am

Release Candidate If I remember rightly :)
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Re: [RC] Private Messages Progress Bars

Post by watisnf.nl » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:49 am

Volksdevil wrote:Release Candidate If I remember rightly :)
You're right Volksdevil, and 'Release Candidate' means the extension is practically ready for it's final release. Which means submission to the extension database ;) It depends on what needs to be fixed or changed otherwise you could get a RC2 ect
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Re: [RC] Private Messages Progress Bars

Post by John45 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:07 am

watisnf.nl wrote:
Volksdevil wrote:Release Candidate If I remember rightly :)
You're right Volksdevil, and 'Release Candidate' means the extension is practically ready for it's final release. Which means submission to the extension database ;) It depends on what needs to be fixed or changed otherwise you could get a RC2 ect
Thanks guys, you learn new things everyday. :lol:

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Re: [RC] Private Messages Progress Bars

Post by Phillip » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:30 am

Very useful extension. Awesome work on this. :)
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
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Re: [RC] Private Messages Progress Bars

Post by John Leeuwis » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:24 am

VSE wrote:Installation:Download the latest release and unzip it.
Copy the entire contents from the unzipped folder to phpBB/ext/vse/pmbars/
Navigate in the ACP to Customise -> Extension Management -> Extensions.
Find Private Messages Progress Bars under "Disabled Extensions" and click Enable.
Done the above (copy the content in /ext/vse/pmbars), but no extension to find in the ACP.

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Re: [RC] Private Messages Progress Bars

Post by Holger » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:26 am

Install the "Upload Extensions" extension, installation of "Private Messages Progress Bars" was very easy!

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Re: [RC] Private Messages Progress Bars

Post by John Leeuwis » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:59 am

Holger wrote:Install the "Upload Extensions" extension, installation of "Private Messages Progress Bars" was very easy!
Done, peace of cookie :lol:
But, no progress bar to be seen.

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