Show message box when samples not found without open UI


#1

Hi

We have a sampler plugin that loads samples from the disk. At the moment we show a file not found component on the plugin UI when a sample is missing. But it seems that’s not enough, because the user has to open the UI to see the problem.
I would like to show at least a message box with a warning when this happens. Other samplers like kontakt have this feature too.

My idea is:
Show a modal warning message direct by the plug-in processor when a preset with missing samples is loaded. This would be a blocking message box that returns when the user press ok. The message box should only show up when the preset was changed or loaded by the host.

I can imagine that i run into different issues when doing something like this?! Any input is welcome!


#2

Noooo!!

Plugins that pop up dialog boxes when their GUI is hidden are incredibly annoying. I’d really recommend steering well clear of that behaviour.


#3

I thought something like this but it’s some kind of user request i can understand…

how can you show the user that the plugin was not able to load the preset when he loads an arrangement with a lot of plug-ins inside? Other samplers do this too. Otherwise the musician maybe record or render a track with missing elements.

Is this dangerous and difficult to do?


#4

Set a user flag to enable it perhaps could be a solution? So it’s off by default


#5

Great idea, i will do that. Thanks :slight_smile: