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preloadparams[] Doesn't work (version 1.24.1)

Dshinks (talkcontribs)

Hi All,

I'm using InputBox for the first time. All seems to be working well apart from one feature: preloadparams[].

InputBox text


In the preload page I'm calling, I'm expecting it to replace the string $1 with the text abcde, but it just outputs $1.

Ideally, I want to pass in a category string (like [[category:categoryname]]) but I thought I'd just start off simple to get it working.

Any ideas where I'm going wrong?


Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

You're not going wrong, but apparently support for preloadparams was added for the 1.25 version of InputBox and it's not present in 1.24

Doing a grep of the code of 1.24 doesn't match anything for preloadparams, but for 1.25 it does. I've fixed the compatibility column. (talkcontribs)

The code to support preloadparams[] was added before the extension was forced into 1.24. I've got it running on 1.23 at the moment.

I had to pull the extension with git and force it back to the commit where support was added:

git clone https://git.wikimedia.org/git/mediawiki/extensions/InputBox.git
cd InputBox 
git reset --hard 474dd170d24e3710144a5ae0a4ddfea1b520773e

No idea about the stability. Its version shows up in Special:Version as "0.3.0 (474dd17) 01:47, 13 November 2014".

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Tinaj1234 (talkcontribs)

I am currently working on a Newsletter extension for Mediawiki ( GSoC project - Newsletter extension ). I along with my mentors planned on the minimum viable product for the extension, and InputBox would really come in handy for the Newsletter extension - while creating a new newsletter that is.

I was wondering if there were any examples of other extensions incorporating InputBox. If yes, could you list those extensions ?

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Azurite (talkcontribs)

Just finished updating to MediaWiki 1.24.2. InputBox got updated with it (although despite downloading the latest version again, deleting the old one in my extensions folder, and uploading the new one, the version number in inputbox.php is still 0.2.0), but when I try to go to Special:ConfirmAccounts, I get this:

Fatal error: Call to a member function getText() on a non-object in /home/myfolder/public_html/wikific/extensions/InputBox/InputBox.hooks.php on line 23

Line 23 is this: $prefix = $request->getText( 'prefix', );

So if there's something wrong with this line, I don't know what it is. Help?

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Edokter (talkcontribs)

I just noticed that .mw-ui-input-inline now has min-width:320px; set, which is waaay too wide. See en:Module:Admin board archives for its effect. There is no way to make it narrower either. Who's brilliant idea was this?

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Sardanaphalus (talkcontribs)

Is it / might it become possible to format/style the placeholder (e.g. placeholder=<span style="font-size:90%;">...</span>)..?

Thanks for a useful extension.

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Hollosch (talkcontribs)

Hi, i'am working with templates. How can i use the INPUTBOX that the user can coose a template after input the name for the article?

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Mattho69 (talkcontribs)

Hi !

Is it possible to use InputBox with VisualEditor ?

Bozomal (talkcontribs)

I guess you are asking about the create article "problem"?

I'm a newbie, so probably what I'm suggesing might be very bad, but worked for me

here is suppoed to be a solution, but not working for me

so I search in the source files and found that if you change the file /extensions/Inputbox/Inputbox.classes.php and change action to veaction (see below) the magic happens. This doesn't work When you are using the parameter prefix, it won't create an article with prefix in the name.

$htmlOut .= Xml::openElement( 'input',
        'type' => 'hidden',
	'name' => 'veaction',
	'value' => 'edit',
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Kephir (talkcontribs)

Is it possible to add a parameter which automatically adds an incategory: modifier to the search terms, something like prefix?

Mrjulesd (talkcontribs)

Hmm I was wondering the same thing actually!

Any dev around who would like to comment?

prefix=incategory doesn't work I'm afraid.

It would be really useful for navboxes to have this search capability...

Mrjulesd (talkcontribs)

Hmm I was wondering the same thing actually!

Any dev around who would like to comment?

prefix=incategory doesn't work I'm afraid.

It would be really useful for navboxes to have this search capability...

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Possible to use with new MediaWiki styles?

TFlanagan-WMF (talkcontribs)

Hi, is it possible to integrate the MediaWiki styles with this extension? Would be nice to figure that out or get some pointers!

This post was posted by TFlanagan-WMF, but signed as Tflanagan (WMF).

AKoval (WMF) (talkcontribs)

+1 to Tighe's question.

We'd love to be able to have inputboxes look like mw-ui-buttons.

Please see bug:61526.


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How to change the color of the inputbox-button?

1 (talkcontribs)

I would like to change the color of the button from inputbox (not the background color, but the color of the button itself.) Any ideas how to do this? I'm using foreground as a skin. Thanks!

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