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Revision as of 02:18, 14 December 2019

1 Converting addon settings

1.1 Preface

As of Kodi 18 Leia it is possible to write your addon settings in the same setting format as Kodi uses. Due to many initial issues, it is not recommended to convert your settings if your addon is in the Leia addon repo.

In Kodi 19 Matrix, those bugs have been fixed, so we recommend to convert your addon setting if you plan to submit your addon to the Matrix addon repo (or higher).

1.2 Structure

The structure of your settings.xml file should look like this

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<settings version="1">
	<section id="addon">
		<category id="1" label="" help="">
			<group id="1" label="">
				<setting id="" type="" label="" help="">
					<control type="" format=""/>
  • your addon settings file can only have one <section> tag. (the use of multiple sections is reserved for kodi's main settings.xml file)
  • you can use multiple <category> tags, just like in the old addon settings format.
  • the <group> tag is a replacement for the old sep and lsep types, you can define multiple groups in order to group a number of settings.

2 Setting types

2.1 type="text"

<setting type="text" id="test01" label="32001" default=""/>

<setting type="text" id="test02" label="32002" default="" option="hidden"/>

<setting type="text" id="test03" label="32003" default="" option="urlencoded"/>

2.2 type="ipaddress"

<setting type="ipaddress" id="test04" label="32004"/>

2.3 type="number"

<setting type="number" id="test05" label="32005"/>

2.4 type="date"

<setting type="date" id="test06" label="32006" default="2015-03-12"/>

2.5 type="time"

<setting type="time" id="test07" label="32007" default="13:13"/>

2.6 type="bool"

<setting type="bool" id="test08" label="32008" default="false"/>

2.7 type="select"

<setting type="select" id="test09" label="32009" lvalues="11|12|13|14"/>

2.8 type="select"

<setting type="select" id="test10" label="32010" values="aa|bb|cc|dd"/>

2.9 type="addon"

<setting type="addon" id="test11" label="32011" default="" addontype="xbmc.metadata.scraper.movies"/>

<setting type="addon" id="test12" label="32012" default="" addontype="xbmc.metadata.scraper.movies" multiselect="true"/>

2.10 type="enum"

<setting type="enum" id="test13" label="32013" lvalues="11|12|13|14"/>

<setting type="enum" id="test14" label="32014" values="aa|bb|cc|dd"/>

2.11 type="labelenum"

<setting type="labelenum" id="test15" label="32015" lvalues="11|12|13|14"/>

<setting type="labelenum" id="test16" label="32016" values="bb|aa|dd|cc" sort="yes"/>

2.12 type="slider"

<setting type="slider" id="test17" label="32017" default="20" range="5,5,100" option="int"/>

<setting type="slider" id="test18" label="32018" default="0.5" range="0.0,0.1,1.0" option="float"/>

<setting type="slider" id="test19" label="32019" default="20" range="0,1,100" option="percent"/>

2.13 type="file"

<setting type="file" id="test20" label="32020" default=""/>

2.14 type="audio"

<setting type="audio" id="test21" label="32021" default=""/>

2.15 type="video"

<setting type="video" id="test22" label="32022" default=""/>

2.16 type="image"

<setting type="image" id="test23" label="32023" default=""/>

2.17 type="executable"

<setting type="executable" id="test24" label="32024" default=""/>

2.18 type="folder"

<setting type="folder" id="test25" label="32025" default=""/>

<setting type="folder" id="test26" label="32026" default="" option="writeable"/>

<setting type="folder" id="test27" label="32027" default="" source="videos"/>

<setting type="folder" id="test28" label="32028" default="" source="music"/>

<setting type="folder" id="test29" label="32029" default="" source="pictures"/>

<setting type="folder" id="test30" label="32030" default="" source="programs"/>

<setting type="folder" id="test31" label="32031" default="" source="files"/>

<setting type="folder" id="test32" label="32032" default="" source="local"/>

2.19 type="action"

<setting type="action" id="test33" label="32033" action="RunScript(script.globalsearch)" option="close"/>

<setting type="action" id="test34" label="32034" action="RunScript(weather.yahoo)" default=""/>

2.20 type="fileenum"

<setting type="fileenum" id="test35" label="32035" values="resources"/>

<setting type="fileenum" id="test36" label="32036" values="resources" mask="/"/>

<setting type="fileenum" id="test37" label="32037" values="resources" mask="*.txt"/>

3 Subsetting

if you wish to define a subsetting, you can use the parent attribute with the id of the parent setting as the value.

<setting id="test37" type="path" label="32037" help="" parent="test36">

4 Conditions

4.1 visible

if a setting should always be hidden, you can add this to the setting


if a settings should be conditionallly visible, add a dependency tag to your setting

<dependency type="visible" setting=""></dependency>

4.2 enable

if a settings should be conditionallly enabled, add a dependency tag to your setting

<dependency type="enable" setting=""></dependency>

4.3 eq / lt / gt


compare to a bool value of another setting

<dependency type="enable" setting="test01">true</dependency>

compare to a int value of another setting

<dependency type="enable" setting="test01">5</dependency>

compare to a string value of another setting

<dependency type="enable" setting="test01">something</dependency>


<dependency type="enable" operator="!is" setting="test01">true</dependency>
<dependency type="enable" operator="!is" setting="test01">0</dependency>
<dependency type="enable" operator="!is" setting="test01"></dependency>


<dependency type="enable" operator="lt" setting="test01">5</dependency>


<dependency type="enable" operator="gt" setting="test01">0</dependency>

4.4 and / or

multiple dependencies can be defined as such

<dependency type="enable">
		<condition setting=""></condition>
		<condition setting=""></condition>
<dependency type="enable">
		<condition setting=""></condition>
		<condition setting=""></condition>