I want the user to be able to select a string from a list of possible options.
The list of options is generated dynamically (content depends on the file system).
[It contains file names from one or multiple directories, restricted to certain extensions, but displayed without extension, whereas duplicate filenames (i.e. different extensions) are only displayed once]
I tried to use
prop_search, but it doesn't work - see this question.
What is the best way to achieve this?
You're mistakingly asssuming that an
EnumProperty can only hold integers. This works just fine:
import bpy bpy.types.Object.my_prop = bpy.props.EnumProperty( items=[ ('IDENTIFIER', 'The UI string', 'Tooltip'), ('JEMOEDER', 'Je moeder', 'Op je hoofd'), ])
For more info, see the bpy.props.EnumProperty API documentation.