Getting more details from a Plugin from the Scanner?

Is there an easy way to get more data from a plugin scan like number of programs and other things? Or I will need to create my own PluginFormat class and copy the whole VST format into that? That looks ugly. Just checking… thanks. :slight_smile:

Cheers, WilliamK

Doesn’t look like it, unless you recreate the plugin that the scanner already created and destroyed previously. Maybe you could change the PluginDescription and PluginDirectoryScanner codes to provide more info into the PluginDescriptions.

Indeed, TXS. A last resource would be to re-scan for the extra information, and just load one by one in a different call. Or just hack the current code, which I don’t want to.

Why not?

The needed changes to get the numPrograms info from the scanner for VST2 is something like :

I didn’t test that yet, though.

Wow, thank you so much!

Unfortunately getting even the numPrograms info from VST3 plugins seems to be more involved, though…