Set List Edit

Once you have entered a sufficient number of song titles, you will use this screen to create and edit sets. The process of moving songs around is straight forward. The sets are on the left and the song inventory, or pool, is on the right. Just drag a song from the song pool to one of the sets or from one set to another. When dragging to a set, the selected song will always be inserted before the song below the cursor when the left mouse button is released. To change the set song order, simply drag and drop the songs up and down in the set or to another set.  When a song is successfully placed into a set, it's corresponding record in the song pool will display in gray highlight.  

 
About finger-tip touch screen drag & drop
The drag & drop process works well using a mouse or touch screen pen stylus.  However, using finger tip manipulation to move songs is tedious and prone to errors in the form of dropped songtitles in the set objects. Tip: If using your finger to drag and drop and a song refuses to budge, lift up your finger, tap and try again.  See also: Icon / symbol definitions
 
Appearance - Color coding, font attributes and cursor behavior can be set by selecting View-->Display options from the main menu. Song color is defined in the song record and can be associated to any field value.
 
When you have accumulated a few set lists, you can reopen, edit and copy them as needed. Or for something completely different, you generate a random list to start with. 
 
 

Set List screen with color coding turned off
 
Field Definitions 
 
Title / Venue - Use the field to enter a title and/or location of the gig. Depending on the report style you choose, this info may or may not be displayed on the header of the printed set list.  Double clicking this field will surface a pick list of prior entries.
 
Gig Date - Enter the date of the gig here. This field uses the system Windows date format.  Double click this field to invoke the Gig Calendar and select a gig date by double-clicking a date on the calendar.
 
Memo - Enter miscellaneous text here. A value in this field is optional.
 
Note: The values in the title and gig date field are key fields which are used to store and retrieve the set list.  The value in the memo field is of no consequence in that regard.
 
Song Buffer - Adds a  user defined interval between songs. The song buffer helps provide an accurate estimation of set duration by adding time to compensate for audience chat, guitar tuning or political discussion. To select an interval, click the drop-down list and pick 0,15 30, 45 or 60 seconds. The resulting duration total is displayed below the set objects along with the number of songs. This total is also displayed on the set list print-outs.  

This function requires entry of song durations into the song's inventory record.  
 
Checkbox Definitions
 
Hide inactive songs - This checkbox acts as a filter by omitting songs marked as 'Song in inactive' from the Song Inventory object on the right. This 'inactive' status originates as a checkbox setting on the song edit/add dialog on the Song Inventory notebook tab or as a menu selection accessed by right clicking on a title the Song Pool. If this box is unchecked, inactive songs will appear in strikeout typeface.
 
Hide used songs - Checking this box will hide all songs in the song pool that have been placed in one of the set objects. As you drag a song to a set object and release the left button you will see that song title disappear in the song pool. This option is intended to make it easier to locate songs for set building by eliminating the need to scroll through songs that are already placed. Uncheck this box to display all songs in the song pool. In uncheck mode, songs that have placed in a set will be visible but highlighted in gray.  
 
Confirm deletions - Songs can be deleted from a set by double clicking on them. Checking this box will require you to answer a confirmation dialog before deleting a song, which might prevent a mistake. On the other hand, an accidental deletion a song is not the kiss of death. You just have to locate again it from the master list and drag it back in to the set.   
 
Monitor duplications. - When this box is checked, you will be confronted with a Yes/No dialog if you attempt to drag a previously placed song into any of the sets. This dialog will also tell you in which set the song currently resides. Note that placing a song in a set list more than once is allowed,  
 
Filters - BandBro' supports comprehensive filtering capabilities and we have devoted a separate help page to the subject. Click here for details.
 
Special functions
   
Deleting a song - There are three methods available 
   
  Pushbutton Definitions
 
New - This selection will open the auto populate dialog where you can select either a blank list or set parameters for generating an auto populated list.  Click help on that dialog, for more detailed information. 
 
Open - Displays a list of existing set lists which may be reopened for editing and printing. This dialog is also used to delete existing set lists.  Click help from that dialog, for more detailed information. 
 
Save - As the name implies, it saves changes made to the current open set list.
 
Copy - This is equivalent to <Save as>. Basically, if you want to copy the current set list, just enter a different name and or date and click <Save>. Note: Changing the only the memo text will not copy the list. Instead it will apply the new memo to the current list.
 
Print - Prints the default report. The current default may be changed by clicking the + pushbutton to open the report selection dialog. Form there you scroll a report style you like and check the corresponding box to make it the new default.
 
- This pushbutton will open the report selection dialog where you can choose from a variety of report designs.