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[feature] color-coding and tagging using the comment field

Apr 20, 2016 at 8:23 PM
Edited Apr 20, 2016 at 8:26 PM
another nice to have that could be discussed is the application of different colors in the command table for quick recognition. also the possibility of tagging would be great.

all this could be done using the comment field. the cmdr could be changed to understand a simple syntax in the comment string and use portions of the comment as control sequences.


the command with a comment = "this is a normal knob. [col:lightblue][cat:knob,toprow,macroknob][lock:1]"

should appear in the mapping table with the comment "this is a normal knob.". the content in brackets is parsed as key:value data.
  • col for example defines in which font or bg color this row should have. if it does not match a color keyword it´s ignored
  • cat on the other hand could be used to contain comma-separated categorie labels. hence, the command in discussion is tied to the categories "knob", "toprow" and "macroknob"
  • lock could be a flag to lock down the command to disable accidental changes to it´s settings or binding but still allowing it to be part of a selection
the advantage of this approach is that the tsi file itself contains the colors and categories while being as flexible als bass in how to tag and colorcode the files while editing.

in the traktor controller manager the comment string would reveal all it´s ugliness but with a cmdr at hand, what does this matter ? xD

personally i´d find a [cat:fixme] quite handy but i know this feature would introduce a load of consequences. what do you think?
Jun 14, 2016 at 8:26 AM
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