Shelves are floating windows that contain tabs. Each can display a toolbar, list the contents of a file directory, or hold
Select a tab.
Click for options.
Tab contents appear here.
Creating and Editing Shelves
To name a custom shelf
Click the Options icon (to the left of the tabs) and choose , then enter a new name and click OK.
The name of the shelf appears on the menu as well as in the shelf's title bar. Spaces are allowed.
To change the tab position
Working with Folder Tabs
Folder tabs display the files in a directory, for example, saved presets. You set the directory and other properties when
you create the tab, but you can change them at any time.
In addition, you can control the display of folder tabs as described in Display Options for Folder and Driven Tabs.
To set the directory and other properties
Right-click on a tab label and choose . The Folder Tab Preferences dialog box opens.
Set the and other options as desired.
Working with Driven Tabs
You control the content of a driven tab by using the object model of the SDK.
If the shelf is in a relational view, you can define a relationship and use a filter or function to specify a collection of
elements to display. For more information about defining relationships in views, see Defining Relationships.
If the shelf is standalone (that is, not in a relational view), you must get a pointer to the shelf and set its attribute in a script or compiled plug-in.
For example, the following VBScript code creates an instance of a Thumbnail Shelf and fills it with the image clips found
in the scene. (The Thumbnail Shelf is a private shelf that can be found in the Application\toolbars subdirectory of the factory
location, but is not listed on the menu.)
Dim nodeList, clipList
set nodeList = SIFilter( "Clips.*",,,3)
set clipList = CreateObject( "XSI.Collection" )
for each itm in nodeList
if typename( itm ) = "ImageClip" then
set vw = desktop.activelayout.createview("Thumbnail Shelf", "tt" )
vw.setattributevalue "targetcontent", clipList.GetAsText
See the SDK Guide for more information about the objects and methods shown here.
Display Options for Folder and Driven Tabs
To change the display of items
To set the thumbnail size (driven tabs only)
To set the scrolling direction of a single tab
To set the scrolling direction of all driven and folder tabs