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
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
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.
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
Hide used songs -
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.
- 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.
Deleting a song - There
are three methods available
- Double click on
a song. If <Confirm deletions> is checked, you will need to click a
- Right click on a
song and select delete from the menu.
- Drag the song back
to the Song Pool.
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.
pushbutton will open the report
selection dialog where you can choose from a variety of report designs.