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#464478 - 03/28/18 04:37 AM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Free Biab Chord Picker Tool
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It should just run standalone, any problems just install AutoHotKey
you can also right click > Properties > Compatibility > Run As Admin

Use the Bass, Drum, Piano.. buttons to set the instrument/s to play over a Rest, Shot or Hold.
Use the < > to move or use the keyboard arrows.
Use - for a comma between chords.
Use / for slash chords.
Use the Tabs to select your key and scale.

EDIT: Fixed m6 m7 Ma7, added View Mode button.

EDIT: Update,
Added Set existing Chord to Push 1/8 or 1/16
Added View Mode Normal/Compact
Added DAW Plug-in Mode (small)

EDIT: Update
Added Remove Push Shot Hold or Rest from Chord
Added GUI Color Picker
Added Move BB Window with cursor keys or mouse


Exe and script
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mifqr8ibtnk6f4h/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%201.f.zip?dl=1

Script only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qluu9iv9plk3ndk/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%201.f.ahk?dl=1
To run the script only just install AutoHotKey then double click on the Biab Chord Picker beta 1.0 script.ahk and it will run without having to use the exe.
If you open the Picker beta 1.0 script.ahk by dragging into Notepad you will see it is just simple text:





This is the easiest way, install AutoHotKey > Double click the BB Chord.ahk.
You can right click to Edit or Compile to an BB Chord.exe




Creating your own GUI:

I included the script, to edit it use SciTE4AutoHotKey or Notepad.
To create a GUI use SmartGUI then open in SciTE4AutoHotKey to add the the hotkeys.

So for each GUI Button you create e.g 13b5#9 put the code at the bottom,

this will send it to the Biab window, { } are used to send some special characters.

Code:
Gui, Add, Button, x372 y430 w90 h20 , 13b5#9

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Button13b5#9:
winactivate,ahk_class TBandWindow
Send  13b5{#}9
Return


You can use the GUI to do any Biab function by adding a button to send the shortcut keys or keystrokes to access the menus by sending down right and enter, see below.
If you have AutoHotKey installed just right click the script.ahk > Compile, this will create the GUI.exe
Use WindowSpy.ahk in the AutoHotKey Installation folder to get the window name to send the keys to an application, like ahk_class RealBand

So to create a MultiRiff Button for RealBand:
Code:
Gui, Add, Button, x10 y30 w60 h20 , MultiRiff

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ButtonMultiRiff:
WinActivate, ahk_class RealBand
Sleep, 500
Send, !{G 1}
Sleep, 100
Send, {Down 8}
Sleep, 100
Send, {Enter 1}
Return 


The Sleep is just a short pause, so it sends !=Alt + G 1 times
then goes Down the Generate menu 8 times then Enter to select MultiRiff.

So anything can be done with just one click of a button rather than having to navigate all through menus.

Using Combination Keys:
http://xahlee.info/mswin/autohotkey_key_notations.html

SmartGUI is simple to use, just drag in the button or any other components, save to file or clipboard, paste or open in SciTE4AutoHotKey or Notepad and add the keystroke send for each button.

Add this to the end to completely close the GUI so it's not running in the tray:
Code:
GuiClose:
GuiEscape:
ExitApp

To make the window always on top use:

Code:
Gui, 1: +AlwaysOnTop

in the GUI section.

or add a checkbox

Code:
Gui, Add, CheckBox, x730 y130 gUpdate vCheck, Always on Top

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

; Generated using SmartGUI Creator 4.0
OnMessage(0x115, "OnScroll") ; WM_VSCROLL
OnMessage(0x114, "OnScroll") ; WM_HSCROLL
Gui,  +Resize +0x300000  ; WS_VSCROLL | WS_HSCROLL	;+Resize (allows resize of windows)
Gui, Show, x277 y206 h682 w880, Biab Chord Picker Window, 

return


Update:
    Gui, Submit, NoHide
    If Check = 1
    {
        Gui, +AlwaysOnTop
    }
    else
    {
        Gui, -AlwaysOnTop
    }

Return 







Attachments
ahk_class_RealBand.png

SmartGUI-BB.png




Edited by Pipeline (03/30/18 02:37 PM)
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#465610 - 04/04/18 08:25 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: Free Biab Chord Picker Tool [Re: Pipeline]
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BB-Chord-Picker-beta2.0a.png


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#465871 - 04/07/18 12:16 AM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: Free Biab Chord Picker Tool [Re: Pipeline]
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Chord Picker beta 2.0b
Fixed order Harmonic Major/Minor chords
Added Set existing Chord to Rest, Shot or Hold
Added Custom Actions Tool Tab
To create your own Actions for the buttons rename "Action name"

Gui, Add, Button, x22 y100 w90 h20 gButtonCA1-1, Action Name

then go down the text or search for "ButtonCA1-1:"

ButtonCA1-1:
winactivate,ahk_class TBandWindow
Send C
Return

it is sending c as default, change the keysend to what you like, save and run.

For example, if we want to make Custom Actions 1 Button 1 Unfold:

Gui, Add, Button, x22 y100 w90 h20 gButtonCA1-1, Unfold
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ButtonCA1-1:
winactivate,ahk_class TBandWindow
Send !e
Send {Down 10}
Send {Right 1}
Send {Down 5}
Send {Enter}
Return

Send !e = Alt+E to open the edit menu.
More info http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=464478
Using Combination Keys:
http://xahlee.info/mswin/autohotkey_key_notations.html

Exe and script
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8youk0drvuanrdj/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.0b.zip?dl=1

Script only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/403g9sz4oxm326i/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.0b.ahk?dl=1

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Attachments
BBCP2.0b.gif (1400 downloads)

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#466402 - 04/09/18 08:39 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: Free Biab Chord Picker Tool [Re: Pipeline]
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Update
Fixed C Major Chords Tab FMa7 > FMaj7
Added Set existing Rest Shot Hold to Bass Drums Piano Guitar Strings
Added background image, use a custom jpg image rename to bb.jpg and keep in the same folder as BB Chord Picker.exe or BB Chord Picker.ahk

To keep your Custom Actions

copy & paste replace all the buttons under

;Custom Actions 1 (2,3,4)

"""""""""""""""""

and all the keysends under

;Custom Action Buttons 1 (2,3,4)

"""""""""""""""""

Then right click BB Chord Picker.ahk > Compile (to BB Chord Picker.exe)


Exe, script and bb.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hgqv98kujs7x527/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.0c.zip?dl=1

Script and bb.jpg only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mksl90994jus16z/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.0c%20ahk.zip?dl=1

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#466430 - 04/10/18 01:33 AM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: Free Biab Chord Picker Tool Update beta 2.0d [Re: Pipeline]
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Update
Fixed copying and changing chords with pushes hold shot rest and long chords e.g ^^C13sus#5b9#11,G13sus#5b9#11...db so you can change the push from 16th to 8th or 8th to 16th, add/remove rest shot hold, add b,d,p,g or s to the rest shot or hold or remove without having to re-type the chords.

Exe, script and bb.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9fuq12xbkxq45y6/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.0d.zip?dl=1

Script and bb.jpg only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yrg16517fdv3rk7/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.0d%20ahk.zip?dl=1


Edited by Pipeline (04/10/18 02:01 AM)
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#466970 - 04/12/18 03:51 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: Free Biab Chord Picker Tool Update beta 2.0e [Re: Pipeline]
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#470270 - 04/29/18 11:14 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: Free Biab Chord Picker Tool Update beta 2.0f [Re: Pipeline]
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#470909 - 05/02/18 08:36 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: Free Biab Chord Picker Tool Update beta 2.0f (and for Earlier BB) [Re: Pipeline]
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For earlier versions of Biab the only thing that needed changing was when you Edit the Chord in 2011 the chord is already highlighted but in 2018 it's not so i just took the highlight line out of the script.

For Earlier Biab versions ONLY:
Exe, script and bb.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/iad33ui9imba8wn/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.0f%20BB2011.zip?dl=1

Script and bb.jpg only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9z4d5iowpvcs3h5/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.0f%20BB2011.ahk.zip?dl=1

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#471735 - 05/08/18 04:26 AM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: Free Biab Chord Picker Tool Update beta 2.1 (and for Earlier BB) [Re: Pipeline]
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Update
Set New Session to Key (sets first chord of new session to actual key)

For Later version of BB
Exe, script and bb.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fyo1fezr1t84uvp/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1.zip?dl=1

Script and bb.jpg only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mij7lu3u68rqm7i/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1.ahk.zip?dl=1

For Earlier Biab versions ONLY (if when you right click a chord > Edit, and it's already highlighted then use this version)
Exe, script and bb.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sxdo95ug5b6bjwm/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1%20BB2011.zip?dl=1

Script and bb.jpg only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zza71kks144ly0c/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1%20BB2011.ahk.zip?dl=1
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#473183 - 05/16/18 11:28 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: Free Biab Chord Picker Tool Update beta 2.1a (and for Earlier BB) [Re: Pipeline]
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Update
User Tab will keep user custom actions

Unzip Biab Chord Picker User Buttons.ahk & Biab Chord Picker User Functions.ahk
keep them in the same folder as Biab Chord Picker xxx.ahk
Edit them in notepad or any text editor, just drag in, edit and save.
When you right click Biab Chord Picker.ahk > Compile, it will create Biab Chord Picker.exe with your custom action buttons.

You need to have AutoHotKey installed to Compile to exe
https://autohotkey.com/download/

For Later version of BB
Exe, script and bb.jpg (to use your custom action you will need to Compile the to exe again).
https://www.dropbox.com/s/69jmqkclcxr8q9x/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1a.zip?dl=1

Script and bb.jpg only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bn9lfezeyufgigq/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1a.ahk.zip?dl=1

For Earlier Biab versions ONLY (if when you right click a chord > Edit, and it's already highlighted then use this version)
Exe, script and bb.jpg (to use your custom action you will need to Compile the to exe again).
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jonfvea6fu0xihn/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1a%20BB2011.zip?dl=1

Script and bb.jpg only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9owjj7ehcrjsyo3/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1a%20BB2011.ahk.zip?dl=0

If I want to create a custom action for Custom Action 1 Button 1

I edit the name in "Biab Chord Picker User Buttons.ahk": Action Name rename > Unfold
Code:
;Custom Actions 1

Gui, Font, S16 CWhite Normal, Arial
Gui, Add, Text, x22 y70 w230 h30 , Custom Actions 1
Gui, Font, S8 CBlack Bold, Arial
Gui, Add, Button, x22 y100 w90 h20 gButtonCA1-1, Action Name


to
Code:
;Custom Actions 1

Gui, Font, S16 CWhite Normal, Arial
Gui, Add, Text, x22 y70 w230 h30 , Custom Actions 1
Gui, Font, S8 CBlack Bold, Arial
Gui, Add, Button, x22 y100 w90 h20 gButtonCA1-1, Unfold


Now I edit the function in Biab Chord Picker User Functions.ahk
Code:
ButtonCA1-1:
winactivate,ahk_class TBandWindow
Send  x
Send  x
Send  x
Return


to
Code:
ButtonCA1-1:
winactivate,ahk_class TBandWindow
Send  !E
Send  {Down 10}
Send  {Right}
Send  {Down 5}
Send {Enter}
Return

!E = Alt+E brings up the Edit menu.
User can upload and share their custom actions.
If you have trouble let me know what action you need.

Send ^ = Ctrl
Send ! = Alt
Send + = Shift
Send # = Win Key
Press the Alt key the shortcuts will show underscores
Send !E will open Edit menu
Use the keys below to access menu items
Send {Enter} enter key
Send {Left} left cursor
Send {Right}
Send {Up}
Send {Down}
Send {Down 3} down 3
Sleep, 100 will slow the keystrokes
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#473596 - 05/19/18 03:47 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: Free Biab Chord Picker Tool Update beta 2.1b (and for Earlier BB) [Re: Pipeline]
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Update 2.1b beta
Flat/Sharp #/b change Button added
Middle Mouse Button (Mouse Wheel "Press Down") Set for Custom Action



Choose A Custom Action for the Middle Mouse Button from the droplist at the bottom (these are the Actions in the User Tab), to try this choose CA1-2, now when you select a chord in BB and press the Mouse Wheel or Middle Button down the chord will change from F# to Gb or Gb to F#

Unzip Biab Chord Picker User Buttons.ahk & Biab Chord Picker User Functions.ahk
keep them in the same folder as Biab Chord Picker xxx.ahk
Edit them in notepad or any text editor, just drag in, edit and save.
When you right click Biab Chord Picker.ahk > Compile, it will create Biab Chord Picker.exe with your custom action buttons.

You need to have AutoHotKey installed to Compile to exe
https://autohotkey.com/download/

For Later version of BB
Exe, script and bb.jpg (to use your custom action you will need to Compile the to exe again).
https://www.dropbox.com/s/p11ipyhshsu35jz/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1b.zip?dl=1

Script and bb.jpg only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/esgor0prof51l0n/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1b.ahk.zip?dl=1

For Earlier Biab versions ONLY (if when you right click a chord > Edit, and it's already highlighted then use this version)
Exe, script and bb.jpg (to use your custom action you will need to Compile the to exe again).
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7vye1hkfzn25tnz/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1b%20BB2011.zip?dl=1

Script and bb.jpg only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qvp9dvmttrwp5a6/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1b%20BB2011.ahk.zip?dl=1

If I want to create a custom action for Custom Action 1 Button 1

I edit the name in "Biab Chord Picker User Buttons.ahk": Action Name rename > Unfold
Code:
;Custom Actions 1

Gui, Font, S16 CWhite Normal, Arial
Gui, Add, Text, x22 y70 w230 h30 , Custom Actions 1
Gui, Font, S8 CBlack Bold, Arial
Gui, Add, Button, x22 y100 w90 h20 gButtonCA1-1, Action Name


to
Code:
;Custom Actions 1

Gui, Font, S16 CWhite Normal, Arial
Gui, Add, Text, x22 y70 w230 h30 , Custom Actions 1
Gui, Font, S8 CBlack Bold, Arial
Gui, Add, Button, x22 y100 w90 h20 gButtonCA1-1, Unfold


Now I edit the function in Biab Chord Picker User Functions.ahk
Code:
ButtonCA1-1:
winactivate,ahk_class TBandWindow
Send  x
Send  x
Send  x
Return


to
Code:
ButtonCA1-1:
winactivate,ahk_class TBandWindow
Send  !E
Send  {Down 10}
Send  {Right}
Send  {Down 5}
Send {Enter}
Return

!E = Alt+E brings up the Edit menu.
User can upload and share their custom actions.
If you have trouble let me know what action you need.

Send ^ = Ctrl
Send ! = Alt
Send + = Shift
Send # = Win Key
Press the Alt key the shortcuts will show underscores
Send !E will open Edit menu
Use the keys below to access menu items
Send {Enter} enter key
Send {Left} left cursor
Send {Right}
Send {Up}
Send {Down}
Send {Down 3} down 3
Sleep, 100 will slow the keystrokes


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#474881 - 05/27/18 09:02 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Free Biab Chord Picker Tool Update beta 2.1c (and for Earlier BB) [Re: Pipeline]
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Update 2.1c beta
Transpose Buttons added

Post action button request here What Hotkeys Do You Use or Need

Choose A Custom Action for the Middle Mouse Button from the droplist at the bottom (these are the Actions in the User Tab), to try this choose CA1-2, now when you select a chord in BB and press the Mouse Wheel or Middle Button down the chord will change from F# to Gb or Gb to F#

Unzip Biab Chord Picker User Buttons.ahk & Biab Chord Picker User Functions.ahk
keep them in the same folder as Biab Chord Picker xxx.ahk
Edit them in notepad or any text editor, just drag in, edit and save.
When you right click Biab Chord Picker.ahk > Compile, it will create Biab Chord Picker.exe with your custom action buttons.

You need to have AutoHotKey installed to Compile to exe
https://autohotkey.com/download/

For Later version of BB

Biab Chord Picker Tool Setup Installer
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2sll1psbg8ftmt1/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1c%20setup.exe?dl=1

Exe, script and bb.jpg (to use your custom action you will need to Compile the to exe again).
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ptll2ioxujdc1s/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1c.zip?dl=1

Script and bb.jpg only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nu6ilfr0a7t1hgu/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1c.ahk.zip?dl=1

For Earlier Biab versions ONLY (if when you right click a chord > Edit, and it's already highlighted then use this version)

Biab Chord Picker Tool Setup Installer
https://www.dropbox.com/s/msjpx7bl8e5dz8k/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1c%20BB2011%20setup.exe?dl=1

Exe, script and bb.jpg (to use your custom action you will need to Compile the to exe again).
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2qqd8rnopnqorlo/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1c%20BB2011.zip?dl=1

Script and bb.jpg only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qpjx71ffkhuhyfx/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1c%20BB2011.ahk.zip?dl=1

If I want to create a custom action for Custom Action 1 Button 1

I edit the name in "Biab Chord Picker User Buttons.ahk": Action Name rename > Unfold
Code:
;Custom Actions 1

Gui, Font, S16 CWhite Normal, Arial
Gui, Add, Text, x22 y70 w230 h30 , Custom Actions 1
Gui, Font, S8 CBlack Bold, Arial
Gui, Add, Button, x22 y100 w90 h20 gButtonCA1-1, Action Name


to
Code:
;Custom Actions 1

Gui, Font, S16 CWhite Normal, Arial
Gui, Add, Text, x22 y70 w230 h30 , Custom Actions 1
Gui, Font, S8 CBlack Bold, Arial
Gui, Add, Button, x22 y100 w90 h20 gButtonCA1-1, Unfold


Now I edit the function in Biab Chord Picker User Functions.ahk
Code:
ButtonCA1-1:
winactivate,ahk_class TBandWindow
Send  x
Send  x
Send  x
Return


to
Code:
ButtonCA1-1:
winactivate,ahk_class TBandWindow
Send  !E
Send  {Down 10}
Send  {Right}
Send  {Down 5}
Send {Enter}
Return

!E = Alt+E brings up the Edit menu.
User can upload and share their custom actions.
If you have trouble let me know what action you need.

Send ^ = Ctrl
Send ! = Alt
Send + = Shift
Send # = Win Key
Press the Alt key the shortcuts will show underscores
Send !E will open Edit menu
Use the keys below to access menu items
Send {Enter} enter key
Send {Left} left cursor
Send {Right}
Send {Up}
Send {Down}
Send {Down 3} down 3
Sleep, 100 will slow the keystrokes
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#476042 - 06/03/18 11:35 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Biab Chord Picker Tool (Download) beta 2.1d 32/64bit + Updated for Ealier Versions [Re: Pipeline]
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Update 2.1d beta
Transpose Chord Buttons added (transposes chord and / root, allows preview)Version Choice Added
Version Choice Added (select between Biab versions)

Post action button request here What Hotkeys Do You Use or Need

Choose A Custom Action for the Middle Mouse Button from the droplist at the bottom (these are the Actions in the User Tab), to try this choose CA1-2, now when you select a chord in BB and press the Mouse Wheel or Middle Button down the chord will change from F# to Gb or Gb to F#

Unzip Biab Chord Picker User Buttons.ahk & Biab Chord Picker User Functions.ahk
keep them in the same folder as Biab Chord Picker xxx.ahk
Edit them in notepad or any text editor, just drag in, edit and save.
When you right click Biab Chord Picker.ahk > Compile, it will create Biab Chord Picker.exe with your custom action buttons.

You need to have AutoHotKey installed to Compile to exe
https://autohotkey.com/download/

For Later version of BB

Biab Chord Picker Tool Setup Installer 2016 2017 2018..
64bit
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h1089u05fn2ws3i/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20%28x64%29%20beta%202.1d%20setup.exe?dl=1
32bit
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mjvuvrbrwos040d/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20%28x86%29%20beta%202.1d%20setup.exe?dl=1
Exe, script and bb.jpg (to use your custom action you will need to Compile the to exe again).
64bit
https://www.dropbox.com/s/t66nmkjmj9wxl89/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20%28x46%29%20beta%202.1d.zip?dl=1
32bit
https://www.dropbox.com/s/d12mn2vtm3zzvyu/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20%28x86%29%20beta%202.1d.zip?dl=1
Script and bb.jpg only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/74jq6x4fvcq0727/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20beta%202.1d.ahk.zip?dl=1

For Earlier Biab versions (defaults to 2015-earlier (if you can right click to edit the chord then it will work on your version, and it's already highlighted then use this version)

Biab Chord Picker Tool Setup Installer 2015-earlier
64bit
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6fg4dlxzzxc3ggu/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20%28x64%29%20beta%202.1d%20%282015-earlier%29%20setup.exe?dl=1
32bit
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3z24jtjm5job581/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20%28x86%29%20beta%202.1d%20%282015-earlier%29%20setup.exe?dl=1
Exe, script and bb.jpg (to use your custom action you will need to Compile the to exe again).
64bit
https://www.dropbox.com/s/a2uq41s9koscwyu/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20%28x64%29%20beta%202.1d%202015-earlier.zip?dl=1
32bit
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xgxbskah3jkjdw4/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20%28x86%29%20beta%202.1d%202015-earlier.zip?dl=0
Script and bb.jpg only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/a2uq41s9koscwyu/Biab%20Chord%20Picker%20%28x64%29%20beta%202.1d%202015-earlier.zip?dl=1

If I want to create a custom action for Custom Action 1 Button 1

I edit the name in "Biab Chord Picker User Buttons.ahk": Action Name rename > Unfold
Code:
;Custom Actions 1

Gui, Font, S16 CWhite Normal, Arial
Gui, Add, Text, x22 y70 w230 h30 , Custom Actions 1
Gui, Font, S8 CBlack Bold, Arial
Gui, Add, Button, x22 y100 w90 h20 gButtonCA1-1, Action Name


to
Code:
;Custom Actions 1

Gui, Font, S16 CWhite Normal, Arial
Gui, Add, Text, x22 y70 w230 h30 , Custom Actions 1
Gui, Font, S8 CBlack Bold, Arial
Gui, Add, Button, x22 y100 w90 h20 gButtonCA1-1, Unfold


Now I edit the function in Biab Chord Picker User Functions.ahk
Code:
ButtonCA1-1:
winactivate,ahk_class TBandWindow
Send  x
Send  x
Send  x
Return


to
Code:
ButtonCA1-1:
winactivate,ahk_class TBandWindow
Send  !E
Send  {Down 10}
Send  {Right}
Send  {Down 5}
Send {Enter}
Return

!E = Alt+E brings up the Edit menu.
User can upload and share their custom actions.
If you have trouble let me know what action you need.

Send ^ = Ctrl
Send ! = Alt
Send + = Shift
Send # = Win Key
Press the Alt key the shortcuts will show underscores
Send !E will open Edit menu
Use the keys below to access menu items
Send {Enter} enter key
Send {Left} left cursor
Send {Right}
Send {Up}
Send {Down}
Send {Down 3} down 3
Sleep, 100 will slow the keystrokes


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#476157 - 06/04/18 02:52 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Biab Chord Picker Tool (Download) beta 2.1e 32/64bit + Updated for Ealier Versions [Re: Pipeline]
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Update 2.1e beta
Transpose Chord /Slash (Transposes the /note only)
Fixed Set-Chord-Hold
Added Set-Chord-Rest(,Shot,Hold,Push) (Will remove any current Rest Shot Hold Push first)

Biab Chord Picker Tool 2016 or later installer
64bit Biab Chord Picker (x64) beta 2.1e setup.exe

32bit Biab Chord Picker (x86) beta 2.1e setup.exe

Script and bb.jpg only Biab Chord Picker beta 2.1e.ahk.zip



Biab Chord Picker Tool 2015 to 2010 (if you can right click to edit the chord then it will work on your version, and if it's already highlighted then use this version)
It will work on older versions below 2010 but most of the editing chords won't, it can be modified to edit the chord via Alt+F5 Chord Options window, it depends on how many users are still using the older than 2010 versions ????

64bit Biab Chord Picker (x64) beta 2.1e (2015-earlier) setup.exe

32bit Biab Chord Picker (x86) beta 2.1e (2015-earlier) setup.exe

Script and bb.jpg only Biab Chord Picker beta 2.1e 2015-earlier.ahk.zip


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#479202 - 06/24/18 09:43 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: Biab Chord Picker Tool (Download) beta 2.1f 32/64bit + Updated for Ealier Versions [Re: Pipeline]
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Update 2.1f beta
Transpose Selection
Edit/Transpose Beat
All Biab versions in 1
32/64bit installer
settings.ini to easily add/modify your Custom User Actions

Biab Chord Picker Tool 2.1f beta 32/64bit installer
Biab Chord Picker Tool (x64)(x86) beta 2.1f setup.exe

Biab Chord Picker Tool 2.1f beta script only
Biab Chord Picker beta 2.1f.ahk.zip

The 2009-earlier should work on all versions as it uses the Chord Options dialog to edit the chords.
In the 2017 & 2018 version the set to Bass Drums Piano Guitar Strings shortcuts were left out, this prevents the Chord Picker Tool from working correctly using 2009 mode in 2017 & 2018, however PG should have a fix out soon for both 2017 & 2018 to add the shortcuts back.

When you start the new version for the first time you will be asked to set the version in the bottom left, you can then change versions at anytime to try what suites you best.

After the version is set you can then also edit the settings.ini located in the install folder.
This will let you easily add/modify the Custom User Actions keys in the User tab.
Here's an example of adding an Unfold action to CA11 (Custom Actions 1 button 1) it's a simple matter of filling in name=*** and funct=*** of the buttons you need.
Alt+E (Edit menu) Down 10 Right Down 5 and Enter
!E,{Down 10},{Right},{Down 5},{Enter}
** Save a copy of your settings.ini !!!
See Biab Chord Picker ReadMe.txt in the install folder for more details.

The ERROR are the blank actions not set yet.
Code:
[BiabVersionSet]
key=2016_later
[CustomActionButtons1]
ButtonCA11name=Unfold
ButtonCA12name=ERROR
ButtonCA13name=ERROR
ButtonCA14name=ERROR
ButtonCA15name=ERROR
ButtonCA16name=ERROR
ButtonCA17name=ERROR
ButtonCA18name=ERROR
ButtonCA19name=ERROR
ButtonCA110name=ERROR
ButtonCA111name=ERROR
ButtonCA112name=ERROR
ButtonCA113name=ERROR
ButtonCA114name=ERROR
ButtonCA11funct=!E,{Down 10},{Right},{Down 5},{Enter}
ButtonCA12funct=ERROR
ButtonCA13funct=ERROR
ButtonCA14funct=ERROR
ButtonCA15funct=ERROR
ButtonCA16funct=ERROR
ButtonCA17funct=ERROR
ButtonCA18funct=ERROR
ButtonCA19funct=ERROR
ButtonCA110funct=ERROR
ButtonCA111funct=ERROR
ButtonCA112funct=ERROR
ButtonCA113funct=ERROR
ButtonCA114funct=ERROR
[CustomActionButtons2]
ButtonCA21name=ERROR
ButtonCA22name=ERROR
ButtonCA23name=ERROR
ButtonCA24name=ERROR
ButtonCA25name=ERROR
ButtonCA26name=ERROR
ButtonCA27name=ERROR
ButtonCA28name=ERROR
ButtonCA29name=ERROR
ButtonCA210name=ERROR
ButtonCA211name=ERROR
ButtonCA212name=ERROR
ButtonCA213name=ERROR
ButtonCA214name=ERROR
ButtonCA21funct=ERROR
ButtonCA22funct=ERROR
ButtonCA23funct=ERROR
ButtonCA24funct=ERROR
ButtonCA25funct=ERROR
ButtonCA26funct=ERROR
ButtonCA27funct=ERROR
ButtonCA28funct=ERROR
ButtonCA29funct=ERROR
ButtonCA210funct=ERROR
ButtonCA211funct=ERROR
ButtonCA212funct=ERROR
ButtonCA213funct=ERROR
ButtonCA214funct=ERROR
[CustomActionButtons3]
ButtonCA31name=ERROR
ButtonCA32name=ERROR
ButtonCA33name=ERROR
ButtonCA34name=ERROR
ButtonCA35name=ERROR
ButtonCA36name=ERROR
ButtonCA37name=ERROR
ButtonCA38name=ERROR
ButtonCA39name=ERROR
ButtonCA310name=ERROR
ButtonCA311name=ERROR
ButtonCA312name=ERROR
ButtonCA313name=ERROR
ButtonCA314name=ERROR
ButtonCA31funct=ERROR
ButtonCA32funct=ERROR
ButtonCA33funct=ERROR
ButtonCA34funct=ERROR
ButtonCA35funct=ERROR
ButtonCA36funct=ERROR
ButtonCA37funct=ERROR
ButtonCA38funct=ERROR
ButtonCA39funct=ERROR
ButtonCA310funct=ERROR
ButtonCA311funct=ERROR
ButtonCA312funct=ERROR
ButtonCA313funct=ERROR
ButtonCA314funct=ERROR
[CustomActionButtons4]
ButtonCA41name=ERROR
ButtonCA42name=ERROR
ButtonCA43name=ERROR
ButtonCA44name=ERROR
ButtonCA45name=ERROR
ButtonCA46name=ERROR
ButtonCA47name=ERROR
ButtonCA48name=ERROR
ButtonCA49name=ERROR
ButtonCA410name=ERROR
ButtonCA411name=ERROR
ButtonCA412name=ERROR
ButtonCA413name=ERROR
ButtonCA414name=ERROR
ButtonCA41funct=ERROR
ButtonCA42funct=ERROR
ButtonCA43funct=ERROR
ButtonCA44funct=ERROR
ButtonCA45funct=ERROR
ButtonCA46funct=ERROR
ButtonCA47funct=ERROR
ButtonCA48funct=ERROR
ButtonCA49funct=ERROR
ButtonCA410funct=ERROR
ButtonCA411funct=ERROR
ButtonCA412funct=ERROR
ButtonCA413funct=ERROR
ButtonCA414funct=


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#479274 - 06/25/18 10:23 AM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: Biab Chord Picker Tool (Download) beta 2.1f 32/64bit + Updated for Ealier Versions [Re: Pipeline]
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#479666 - 06/28/18 02:43 AM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: Biab Chord Picker Tool (Download) beta 2.1f 32/64bit + Updated for Ealier Versions [Re: Icelander]
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Here are some examples for the User Action Menus:

Code:
Unfold
!{e},{Down 10},{Right},{Down 5},{Enter}

Freeze All
!{p},{Down 13},{Enter}

UnFreeze All
!{p},{Down 14},{Enter}


Jazz Up Chords
!{e},{Down 14},{Right},{Down 4},{Enter 2}


Jazz Down Chords
!{e},{Down 14},{Right},{Down 5},{Enter 2}

Output Chords
^{e},{Tab 13},{Enter}


you can add them where you like:

Code:
[BiabVersionSet]
key=2009_earlier
[CustomActionButtons1]
ButtonCA11name=Unfold
ButtonCA12name=Freeze All
ButtonCA13name=UnFreeze All
ButtonCA14name=Output Chords
ButtonCA15name=ERROR
ButtonCA16name=ERROR
ButtonCA17name=ERROR
ButtonCA18name=Jazz Up Chords
ButtonCA19name=Jazz Down Chords
ButtonCA110name=ERROR
ButtonCA111name=ERROR
ButtonCA112name=ERROR
ButtonCA113name=ERROR
ButtonCA114name=ERROR
ButtonCA11funct=!{e},{Down 10},{Right},{Down 5},{Enter}
ButtonCA12funct=!{p},{Down 13},{Enter}
ButtonCA13funct=!{p},{Down 14},{Enter}
ButtonCA14funct=^{e},{Tab 13},{Enter}
ButtonCA15funct=ERROR
ButtonCA16funct=ERROR
ButtonCA17funct=ERROR
ButtonCA18funct=!{e},{Down 14},{Right},{Down 4},{Enter 2}
ButtonCA19funct=!{e},{Down 14},{Right},{Down 5},{Enter 2}
ButtonCA110funct=ERROR
ButtonCA111funct=ERROR
ButtonCA112funct=ERROR
ButtonCA113funct=ERROR
ButtonCA114funct=ERROR
[CustomActionButtons2]
......


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#489709 - 09/07/18 05:26 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: Biab Chord Picker Tool (Download) 2.2 32/64bit + Updated for Ealier Versions [Re: Pipeline]
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Update 2.2
Chord Preview (Set Checkbox at bottom right to hear the chord)

Biab Chord Picker Tool 2.2 32/64bit installer
Biab Chord Picker Tool (x64)(x86) 2.2 setup.exe

Biab Chord Picker Tool 2.2 script only
Biab Chord Picker 2.2.ahk.zip
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#504305 - 11/27/18 04:32 AM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: Biab Chord Picker Tool (Download) 2.2 32/64bit + Updated for Ealier Versions [Re: Pipeline]
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Update 2.2
Chord Preview (Set Checkbox at bottom right to hear the chord)

Biab Chord Picker Tool 2.2 32/64bit installer

Where can I find a tutorial in how to use the BIAB Chord Picker?

Inquiring minds would like to know. cool
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If you just click the buttons you will see what they do, it is pretty self explaining.
If you read back through the posts you will see how it all works.
If you can't work it out I will try and make a tutorial or video for it.
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