From Vita Developer wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search


template.xml files are stored in sce_sys/livearea/content and are responsible for the livearea's design and functions of a Game/Application. Once a new app has been installed and the bubble is launched for the first time, the xml's content will be partially written in the ur0:shell/db/app.db (tbl_livearea & tbl_livearea_frame)

Sample of a basic xml structure[edit | edit source]

Source Code

Inside the <livearea>-tag the basic layout will be declared along with some internal version information of the xml.

In the <image>-tag inside the <livearea-background>-tag the background picture will be declared (by default this will be bg0.png and located next to the template.xml itself)

Analog to this the <startup-image>-tag inside the <gate>-tag declares the startup icon. (startup.png by default)

And lastly the string "Hello World!" will be displayed at the position of frame3 depending on the livearea style.

Tags[edit | edit source]

<livearea>[edit | edit source]


<livearea style="a1" format-ver="01.00" content-rev="1">

Different Layouts for style="":

<livearea-background>[edit | edit source]


<gate>[edit | edit source]

<startup-image>[edit | edit source]



<frame>[edit | edit source]

Depending on the layout style, there will be different numbers of frames available. The positions itself are fix but you can position your liveitems inside them freely.

<frame id="frame3" multi="o" autoflip="0" rev="1">

<liveitem>[edit | edit source]

Liveitems are the actual displayed 'widgets' inside a frame. There can be different versions for different; language settings, time settings, age limits or even device models!

<liveitem default="on">
<liveitem from="2016-07-25T07:00:00.00Z" until="9999-07-25T17:00:00.00Z">

<text>[edit | edit source]

Example for styling options:

<text align="outside-right" ellipsis="off" line-align="left" line-break="on" line-space="3" margin-left="39" margin-top="18" origin="image" pre-br="on"  text-valign="center" valign="bottom" word-scroll="off" word-wrap="on" x="17" >

<str>[edit | edit source]

Example for styling options:

<str bold="on" color="#ffffff" emboss="off" oblique="off" shadow="off" size="22.000000" underline="off">Lorem Ipsum</str>

<image>[edit | edit source]

Example for styling options:

<image align="center" origin="frame" valign="top" width="99" height="99" x="-209">x.png</image>

<background>[edit | edit source]

<background align="center" valign="center" >x.png</background>

<target>[edit | edit source]

Creates a link that can be selected and touched. Can open a website or execute an uri call. Examples:


<lang>[edit | edit source]

Example: The liveitem containing this tag will only become active if the Vita's language setting is set to Japanese.


Language Codes: ja, en, fr, es, de, it, nl, pt, ru, ko, ch, zh, fi, sv, da, no, pl, en-gb, pt-br, tr

See Languages page.

<exclude-lang>[edit | edit source]

The liveitem will become active if the Vita's language setting doesn't match the language code(s). (Multiple declarations possible!)


<age-limit>[edit | edit source]

<age-limit >3</age-limit>

<model>[edit | edit source]

The liveitem will only become active on a Vita.


Advanced tags for System Applications[edit | edit source]

<title color="#000000ff"/>

Sets the title color for system apps in the top left corner.


Declares additional buttons to the top of the livearea screen.

Frame Example of NPXS10015[edit | edit source]

Frame settings.png

You can always dump the un-encrypted template.xml of any System application from vs0:app/NPXS1????/sce_sys/livearea/contents/ or any installed game/app from ur0:appmeta/TitleID/livearea/contents/.