List of Built In Controls

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1 .xml files

1.1 AddonBrowser.xml

ID Type Description
2 button Select viewtype (list, thumbnail, media info, etc...)
3 button Select sort method (sort by: name, date size, etc...)
4 togglebutton Select sortmode (ascending or descending)
5 radiobutton Enable auto-updating of the installed add-on's
6 radiobutton Enable add-on notifications
7 radiobutton Enable language filter
8 radiobutton Hide broken addons
9 button Check for repo updates

1.2 DialogAddonInfo.xml

ID Type Description
6 button Install the selected add-on
7 button Disable the selected add-on
8 button Update the selected add-on
9 button Show the settings of the selected add-on
10 button Show the dependencies of the selected add-on
12 button Run the selected add-on
13 radiobutton Auto-update
50 container List of available screenshots

1.3 DialogAddonSettings.xml

ID Type Description
2 label Heading label
3 grouplist Grouplist template
5 grouplist Grouplist template
7 button Button template
8 radiobutton Radiobutton template
9 spincontrolex Spincontrolex template
10 togglebutton Togglebutton template
11 image Default separator image
12 edit Edit template
13 sliderex Slider template
14 label Label template
28 button OK button
29 button Cancel button
30 button <unused button>

1.4 DialogAudioDSPManager.xml

ID Type Description
20 container List with available options
21 container List with active options
22 radiobutton Continuous save button
23 button Apply button
24 button Clear button
9000 container List with available modes


1.5 DialogBusy.xml

ID Type Description
10 progress Progress bar


1.6 DialogButtonMenu.xml

ID Type Description
3100 label Label of the focused button


1.7 DialogConfirm.xml

ID Type Description
1 label Heading label
9 textbox Message
10 button No button
11 button Yes button
12 button (for future use)
20 progress Progress bar


1.8 DialogContextMenu.xml

ID Type Description
999 image Background image of the context menu (center part) (deprecated)
998 image Background image of the context menu (bottom part) (deprecated)
997 image Background image of the context menu (top part) (deprecated)
996 grouplist Grouplist template
999 image Background image of the context menu
1000 button Button template


1.9 DialogExtendedProgressBar.xml

ID Type Description
30 label Heading label
31 label Line 1
32 progress Scan progress bar


1.10 DialogGameControllers.xml

ID Type Description
3 grouplist List of controller types
5 grouplist List of feature types
7 button Button template
8 label Settings category label template
9 image Settings separator image template
10 button Button template
17 button Help button
18 button OK button
19 button Reset button
20 button Get more... button
21 button Ignore input button
22 button Get all button
31 gamecontroller Gamecontroller image template
32 textbox Controller description


1.11 DialogFavourites.xml

ID Type Description
450 container List of available favourites


1.12 DialogKeyboard.xml

ID Type Description
8 button Backspace button
100 – 111 button Digits 0 – 9
120 – 171 button Characters A – Z
300 button Done Button
301 button Cancel button
302 radiobutton Shift button
303 radiobutton Caps-Lock button
304 radiobutton Switch to symbols
305 button Navigate left button
306 button Navigate right button
307 button Enter IP address button
309 button Layout button
311 label Heading label
312 edit Label displaying the text being entered
313 label Label displaying the text being entered (when keyboard layout is Chinese)
314 label Label displaying the available choices (when keyboard layout is Chinese)

1.13 DialogMediaSource.xml

ID Type Description
2 label Heading label
10 container List of added media sources
11 button Browse for location button
12 edit Button for entering the name for the selected source
13 button Add new source button
14 button Delete source button
18 button OK button
19 button Cancel button (unused)


1.14 DialogMusicInfo.xml

ID Type Description
6 button Refresh artist information / Refresh album information
7 button User rating
10 button Get artist thumbnail / Get album thumbnail
11 button Connect to the Last.fm radio channel for this artist
12 button Get artist fanart image
13 button Get song thumbnail
50 container Discography of the selected artist / tracks on the selected album / contributors on the selected song

1.15 DialogNotification.xml

ID Type Description
400 image Default Icon
401 label Heading text
402 label Message text


1.16 DialogNumeric.xml

ID Type Description
1 label Heading label
4 label Label displaying the digits being entered
10 – 19 button Digits 0 – 9
20 button Navigate left button
21 button Enter Button
22 button Navigate right button
23 button Backspace button


1.17 DialogPictureInfo.xml

ID Type Description
5 container List of the available exif information of the image currently being displayed


1.18 DialogPVRChannelManager.xml

ID Type Description
4 button OK button
5 button Apply button
6 button Cancel button
7 radiobutton Activate channel button
6 button Cancel button
8 edit Channel name
9 button Channel logo
11 spincontrolex Select group
12 radiobutton Activate EPG
13 spincontrolex Select EPG source button
30 button Switch to group management
31 button New channel
34 button Toggle radio / tv channels
20 container Channel list


1.19 DialogPVRChannelsOSD.xml

ID Type Description
11 container Channels list


1.20 DialogPVRGroupManager.xml

ID Type Description
11 container Ungrouped channels
12 container Grouped channels
13 container Group list
25 radiobutton Hide / Unhide button
26 button Add button
27 button Rename button
28 button Delete button
29 button OK button
34 togglebutton Switch between TV / Radio

1.21 DialogPVRChannelGuide.xml

ID Type Description
11 container Guide list

1.22 DialogPVRGuideSearch.xml

ID Type Description
9 edit Search string
10 radiobutton Include description
11 radiobutton Case sensitive
12 spincontrolex Minimal duration
13 spincontrolex Maximal duration
14 edit Start date
15 edit End date
16 edit Start time
17 edit End Time
18 spincontrolex Genre
19 radiobutton Avoid repeats
20 radiobutton Unknown genres
21 spincontrolex Groups
22 radiobutton FTA
23 spincontrolex Channels
24 radiobutton Ignore timers
25 button Cancel button
26 button Search button
27 radiobutton Ignore recordings
28 button Defaults button


1.23 DialogPVRInfo.xml

ID Type Description
4 button Similar button
5 button Switch to channel button
6 button Record button
7 button OK button
8 button Play button
9 button Add timer button

1.24 DialogSeekBar.xml

ID Type Description
401 slider Marker representing the current seek position
402 label Time label displaying current seek position


1.25 DialogSelect.xml

ID Type Description
1 label Heading label
2 label Number of items in the list
3 container List of available options
5 button Manual/Get More... button
6 container List of available add-ons
7 button Cancel button
11 container List with game video thumbnails
12 textbox Description of the currently-selected video filter

1.26 DialogSettings.xml

ID Type Description
2 label Header label
5 grouplist Grouplist template
7 button button template
8 radiobutton radiobutton template
9 spincontrolex spincontrolex template
11 image image template
12 edit edit template
13 sliderex sliderex template
14 label label template
28 button ok button
29 button cancel button
30 button clear/settings button


1.27 DialogSlider.xml

ID Type Description
10 label Heading label
11 slider Slider
12 label Label representing the slider value


1.28 DialogSubtitles.xml

ID Type Description
100 label Name of subtitle service
110 image Logo of subtitle service
120 container List of available subtitles
130 label Local subtitle available
140 label Number of available subtitles
150 container List of available subtitle services
160 button Manual search buttom


1.29 DialogTextViewer.xml

ID Type Description
5 textbox Text area for add-on output


1.30 DialogVideoInfo.xml

ID Type Description
3 image Video thumb
4 textbox Text area for displaying the video plot
5 button Toggle between video review and cast members (Deprecated)
6 button Refresh video information
7 button User rating
8 button Play video
9 button Resume video
10 button Get video Fanart, Poster, Banner, or Thumb
11 button Play movie trailer
13 button Show all movies by the director of the selected movie
50 container List of cast members of the currently selected movie


1.31 EventLog.xml

ID Type Description
4 togglebutton Select sortmode (ascending or descending)
20 button Clear button
21 button Level button
22 radiobutton Only show current level radiobutton
50 container Container with event loglines

1.32 FileBrowser.xml

ID Type Description
450 container Directory list
451 container List of available thumbnails
411 label Heading label
412 label Path of the selected item
413 button OK button
414 button Cancel button
415 button Create folder
416 radiobutton Flip Image horizontally


1.33 FileManager.xml

ID Type Description
12 label Number of items in directory list 1
13 label Number of items in directory list 2
20 container Directory list 1
21 container Directory list 2
101 label Path of the currently selected directory in list 1
102 label Path of the currently selected directory in list 2


1.34 GameOSD.xml

ID Type Description
1101 label Help text
1102 gamecontroller Controller layout

1.35 LoginScreen.xml

ID Type Description
2 label Heading label
3 label Number of the currently selected profile
52 container List of the available profiles


1.36 MusicOSD.xml

ID Type Description
500 button Select visualization
501 button Lock visualization to the current preset

1.37 MusicVisualisation.xml

ID Type Description
2 visualisation Background Visualization


1.38 MyMusicNav.xml

ID Type Description
2 button Select viewtype (list, thumbnail, media info, etc...)
3 button Select sort method (sort by: name, date size, etc...)
4 togglebutton Select sortmode (ascending or descending)
5 radiobutton Switch to file mode
8 edit Search for a string anywhere in the Kodi music database
12 label Number of items in the list
15 label Filter label
16 radiobutton Start party mode (randomly play songs from your entire music collection)
17 button Manually enter artist and album name to lookup the artist and album information on the internet
18 label Warning to the user to turn off library mode when no scanned media is found
19 radiobutton / edit Filter the media files to only show items that include the specified string in the name
20 button Update library

1.39 MyMusicPlaylistEditor.xml

ID Type Description
6 button Load the playlist
7 button Save the playlist
8 button Clear the playlist
12 label Number of items in the current directory or library list
XX container List allowing you to browse your directories and music library
100 container List of songs in the playlist
101 label Number of items in the playlist

1.40 MyPics.xml

ID Type Description
2 button Select viewtype (list, thumbnail, media info, etc...)
3 button Select sort method (sort by: name, date size, etc...)
4 togglebutton Select sortmode (ascending or descending)
6 button Start a picture slideshow
7 button Start a recursive picture slideshow
9 radiobutton Randomize the picture slideshow
12 label Number of items in the list



1.41 MyPlaylist.xml

ID Type Description
2 button Select viewtype (list, thumbnail, media info, etc...)
3 button Select sort method (sort by: name, date size, etc...)
4 togglebutton Select sortmode (ascending or descending)
12 label Number of items in the playlist
20 radiobutton Shuffle the playlist
21 button Save the playlist
22 button Clear the playlist
23 button Play the playlist
24 button Play the next item in the playlist
25 button Play the previous item in the playlist
26 button Put the playlist on repeat


1.42 MyPrograms.xml

ID Type Description
2 button Select viewtype (list, thumbnail, media info, etc...)
3 button Select sort method (sort by: name, date size, etc...)
4 togglebutton Select sortmode (ascending or descending)
12 label Number of items in the list


1.43 MyPVRChannels.xml

ID Type Description
2 button Select viewtype (list, thumbnail, media info, etc...)
3 button Select sort method (sort by: name, date size, etc...)
4 togglebutton Select sortmode (ascending or descending)
6 radiobutton Show hidden channels
28 button Channel groups button
29 label Channel groups name
31 radiobutton Filter

1.44 MyPVRGuide.xml

ID Type Description
2 button Select viewtype (list, thumbnail, media info, etc...)
3 button Select sort method (sort by: name, date size, etc...)
4 togglebutton Select sortmode (ascending or descending)
10 epggrid EPG Guide Timeline
11 container Channel groups selector
28 button Channel groups button
29 label View name (Now / Next / Timeline)
30 label Channel groups name

1.45 MyPVRRecordings.xml

ID Type Description
2 button Select viewtype (list, thumbnail, media info, etc...)
3 button Select sort method (sort by: name, date size, etc...)
4 togglebutton Select sortmode (ascending or descending)
5 radiobutton Group items by folder structure
7 radiobutton Show deleted recordings
10 button Show only watched, unwatched or all recordings
28 button Channelgroups button
29 label 'Deleted' (When show deleted recordings is enabled, otherwise empty)

1.46 MyPVRSearch.xml

ID Type Description
2 button Select viewtype (list, thumbnail, media info, etc...)
3 button Select sort method (sort by: name, date size, etc...)
4 togglebutton Select sortmode (ascending or descending)
28 button Channel groups button


1.47 MyPVRTimers.xml

ID Type Description
2 button Select viewtype (list, thumbnail, media info, etc...)
3 button Select sort method (sort by: name, date size, etc...)
4 togglebutton Select sortmode (ascending or descending)
8 radiobutton Hide disabled timers
28 button Channel groups button

1.48 MyVideoNav.xml

ID Type Description
2 button Select viewtype (list, thumbnail, media info, etc...)
3 button Select sort method (sort by: name, date size, etc...)
4 togglebutton Select sortmode (ascending or descending)
5 button Switch to file mode
6 button Play DVD (used the play physical DVD discs)
8 button Search for a string anywhere in the Kodi video database
10 button Show only watched, unwatched or all videos
12 label Number of items in the list
14 button Show only unwatched or all videos
11 button Unlock shares
15 label Filter label
16 button Start party mode (randomly play musicvideos from your collection)
18 label Warning to the user to turn off library mode when no scanned media is found
19 radiobutton / edit Filter the media files to only show items that include the specified string in the name
20 button Update library

1.49 MyWeather.xml

ID Type Description
2 button Refresh the weather information
3 spincontrolex Change weather location
11 label Shows the time of last weather update
31 label Current day label
32 label Today's high temperature value
33 label Today's low temperature value
34 label Today's weather condition
35 image Today's weather icon
223 label Localized “Temperature” string
224 label Localized “Feels like” string
225 label Localized “UV index” string
226 label Localized “Wind” string
227 label Localized “Dew point” string
228 label Localized “Humidity” string

1.50 Pointer.xml

ID Type Description
1 image Pointer no focus image
2 image Pointer focus image
3 image Pointer drag image
4 image Pointer click image


1.51 SettingsCategory.xml

ID Type Description
2 label Label displaying the current settings category
3 grouplist Grouplist template for the menu
5 grouplist Grouplist template for the settings section
6 textbox Settings description
7 button Button template
8 radiobutton Radiobutton template
9 spincontrolex Spincontrolex template
10 button Button template for the menu
11 image Default separator image
12 edit Edit control template
13 sliderex Sliderex control template
14 label label template
20 button Setting level button

1.52 SettingsProfile.xml

ID Type Description
2 container List of available profiles
4 button Enable the loginscreen
5 button Auto login

1.53 SettingsScreenCalibration.xml

ID Type Description
2 label Coordinates label
3 label Help information
8 mover Top left mover
9 mover Right bottom mover
10 mover Subtitle position mover
11 resize Pixel aspect ratio box
20 videowindow currently playing video

1.54 SlideShow.xml

ID Type Description
10 label Error loading image message
13 [any] These controls are visible when the slideshow is paused

1.55 SettingsSystemInfo.xml

ID Type Description
2 – 11 label Line 2 – Line 11
30 textbox privacy-policy text
40 label System information category label
52 label Kodi build label
53 label Kodi build date label
94 button Show storage information
95 button Show summary information
96 button Show network information
97 button Show video information
98 button Show hardware information
99 button Show PVR information
100 button Show privacy-policy

1.56 SmartPlaylistEditor.xml

ID Type Description
2 label Heading label
10 container List of playlist rules
12 button Name of the playlist
13 button Add a rule
14 button Remove a rule
15 button Edit a rule
16 button Match rules option (match all rules / match one or more rules)
17 button Limit rules option (number of results: 10, 25, 50, 100, etc... items)
18 button Sort rules option (order the results by: title, genre, random, etc...)
19 button Sort direction option (ascending / descending)
20 button OK button
21 button Cancel button
22 button Set Playlist type (movies, episodes, mixed, etc...)
23 button Group by
24 radiobutton Mixed

1.57 SmartPlaylistRule.xml

ID Type Description
15 button Select field (director, duration, video resolution, etc...)
16 button Select operator (is, is not, less than, etc...)
17 edit Enter a value the rule should match
18 button OK button
19 button Cancel button
20 button Browse button

1.58 VideoFullScreen.xml

ID Type Description
1 label Numpad seek label
10 label Line 1
11 label Line 2
12 label Line 3

1.59 VideoOSDBookmarks.xml

ID Type Description
2 button Add a video bookmark
3 button Clear all bookmarks
4 button Use the currently selected video bookmark as the episode thumbnail
11 container List of available bookmarks



2 See also

Development: