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Extension:SpriteSheet

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SpriteSheet
Release status: stable
Implementation Parser function
Description Adds a parser functions called #sprite and #slice to display defined sections of an image without having to use an external editor.
Author(s) Alexia E. Smith (Alexia E. Smith), Hydra Wiki Platform Team
Latest version 1.3.2 (2018-12-10)
MediaWiki 1.31+
PHP 7.0+
License GNU Lesser General Public License 3.0
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The SpriteSheet extension allows uploaded images to be divided into sprite sheets or custom slices to be displayed without having to use an external image editor. The resulting sprites and slices are dynamically generated using CSS.

Project Homepage
Documentation at Github
Mediawiki Extension Page
Extension:SpriteSheet
Source Code
Source Code at Github
Bugs
Issue Tracker at Github
Licensing
SpriteSheet is released under The GNU Lesser General Public License, version 3.0.


Contents

InstallationEdit

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called SpriteSheet in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'SpriteSheet' );
    
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

ConfigurationEdit

There are two available rights that may be assigned to groups, 'edit_sprites' and 'spritesheet_rollback'. The 'edit_sprites' permission gives the ability to edit sprite sheets, sprites, slices, assign names, and delete. The 'spritesheet_rollback' allows the ability to rollback changes from the change log.

Default permissions:

$wgGroupPermissions['autoconfirmed']['edit_sprites'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['spritesheet_rollback'] = true;

UsageEdit

 

TagsEdit

#sprite - Parser TagEdit

The #sprite tag format accepts X and Y coordinate positions to select a section of the image in a traditional column and row format.

Basic Syntax:

{{#sprite:file=File:Example.png|column=0|row=0}}

It can also be spaced across lines for readability:

{{#sprite:
file=File:Example.png
|column=0
|row=0
}}

With optional resize and link:

{{#sprite:
file=File:Example.png
|column=0
|row=0
|resize=300
|link=ExampleArticle
}}
Parameters for #sprite TagEdit
Parameter Description
file Required: yes
The file page containing the image to use.
column Required: yes
The X Coordinate Position of the sprite to select. Coordinates use zero based numbering.
row Required: yes
The Y Coordinate Position of the sprite to select. Coordinates use zero based numbering.
resize Required: no, Default: null
Display size in pixel width of the sprite. Note: Will not resize larger than 100% of the original size.
link Required: no, Default: null
Page name or external URL to have the sprite link to.
ExampleEdit

To display the sprite located at column 4, row 2:

{{#sprite:
file=File:Hanamura-screenshot.jpg
|column=4
|row=2
}}

 


#ifsprite - Parser TagEdit

The #ifsprite tag is used to display a named sprite if it exists. If the named sprite does not actually exist yet it will instead return the given wiki text.

Basic Syntax:

{{#ifsprite:
file=File:Example.png
|name=TestSprite
|wikitext={{SpriteNotFound}}
}}
Parameters for #ifsprite TagEdit
Parameter Description
file Required: yes
The file page containing the image to use.
name Required: yes
The named sprite to load.
resize Required: no, Default: none
Display size in pixel width of the sprite. Note: Will not resize larger than 100% of the original size.
wikitext Required: yes, Default: none
The wiki text to parse and display if the named sprite is not found. Can be left blank to not display anything.
ExampleEdit
{{#ifsprite:
file=File:Hanamura-screenshot.jpg
|name=Plaque
|wikitext=[http://www.example.com/ Use This Example]
}}

#slice - Parser TagEdit

The #slice tag takes X and Y positioning along with width and height sizing to select a section of the image. All four parameters take units in pixels(px) or percentages(%), but they all must use the same unit.

Basic Syntax:

{{#slice:file=File:Example.png|x=0|y=0|width=10|height=10}}

It can also be spaced across lines for readability:

{{#slice:
file=File:Example.png
|x=0
|y=0
|width=10
|height=10
}}

With optional resize and link:

{{#slice:
file=Example.png
|x=0
|y=0
|width=10
|height=10
|resize=300
|link=ExampleArticle
}}
Parameters for #slice TagEdit
Parameter Description
file Required: yes
The file page containing the image to use.
x Required: yes
The X position, in pixels or percentage, of the slice to cut.
y Required: yes
The Y position, in pixels or percentage, of the slice to cut.
width Required: yes
Width in in pixels or percentage starting from the Y position.
height Required: yes
Height in in pixels or percentage starting from the Y position.
resize Required: no, Default: null
Display size in pixel width of the sprite. Note: Will not resize larger than 100% of the original size.
link Required: no, Default: null
Page name or external URL to have the sprite link to.
ExampleEdit
{{#slice:
file=File:Hanamura-screenshot.jpg
|x=27.88
|y=32.31
|width=25.62
|height=25.55
}}

 


#ifslice - Parser TagEdit

The #ifslice tag is used to display a named slice if it exists. If the named slice does not actually exist yet it will instead return the given wiki text.

Basic Syntax:

{{#ifslice:
file=File:Image_Name.png
|name=SliceTest
|wikitext={{SpriteNotFound}}
}}
Parameters for #ifslice TagEdit
Parameter Description
file Required: yes
The file page containing the image to use.
name Required: yes
The named slice to load.
resize Required: no, Default: none
Display size in pixel width of the slice. Note: Will not resize larger than 100% of the original size.
wikitext Required: yes, Default: none
The wiki text to parse and display if the named slice is not found. Can be left blank to not display anything.
ExampleEdit
{{#ifslice:
file=File:Hanamura-screenshot.jpg
|name=Plaque
|wikitext=[http://www.example.com/ Use This Example]
}}

Naming Sprites/SlicesEdit

 

After a sprite or slice has been selected a pop up will open under the tag preview. This allows a custom name to be set for the selection that can be recalled later. It uses the same #sprite and #slice parser tags with the "name" parameter instead of specifying the positioning.

{{#sprite:file=File:Hanamura-screenshot.jpg|name=Plaque}}
{{#sprite:file=File:Hanamura-screenshot.jpg|name=Plaque|resize=800}}
{{#slice:file=File:Hanamura-screenshot.jpg|name=Plaque}}
{{#slice:file=File:Hanamura-screenshot.jpg|name=Plaque|resize=500}}