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The documentation for the xbmcaddon module may be found here https://codedocs.xyz/AlwinEsch/kodi/group__python__xbmcaddon.html. The getSetting and setSetting commands may be used to store state information between calls, in addition to accessing configuration information. openSettings pops up the configuration dialog allowing the user to change the configuration of your plugin source. getLocalizedString retrieves translated strings, and getAddonInfo returns pertinent information about your pluginsource should you want to display this via some other means.
import xbmcaddon __settings__ = xbmcaddon.Addon(id='<your addons ID>') __language__ = __settings__.getLocalizedString __language__(30204) # this will return localized string from resources/language/<name_of_language>/strings.xml __settings__.getSetting( "foo" ) # this will return "foo" setting value __settings__.setSetting( "foo" ) # this will set "foo" setting value __settings__.openSettings() # this will open settings window
please note that <your addons ID> mentioned above must be the same as addon id="<your addons ID> in addons.xml