Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

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Re: Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

by Steegy » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:26 pm

You might want to try Custom Fields Tagger: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... =2&t=58583

Re: Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

by Davo » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:05 am

For me auto complete is essential & the user should be able to determine which fields have it. It's quite difficult to maintain data standards without it & it's the reason i currently don't use these fields ie Involved people, custom fields etc

Re: Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

by hvaleton » Wed May 29, 2013 4:17 am

Peter Panino wrote:Options -> Appearance -> Custom Fields:

PLEASE let each Custom Field have its own drop-down menu and let the user configure these drop-down menus here!
What I'm hoping for is that a custom field will have autofill, exactly the same as in the Artist tag. So when I start to type a name in a custom field called 'Choir', MM will fill in a suggested Choir from the list of choirs I have already tagged in elsewhere.

AND I'd also like it very much if the "Original Artist" tag had the same autofill functionality. Can't see why this is not already the same as with Artist.

Re: Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

by dtsig » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:14 am

It would be a nice touch

Re: Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

by musinik » Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:55 am

Yes, dorpdowns for Custom fields would be a very good feature. At least it should work like for Genres, that new items in dropdown appear when you assign it to one of the tracks in the list.

Re: Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

by sharevari » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:31 pm

Only just converted to MediaMonkey, and I'd definitely +1 this. I'm in the process of importing all my Last.fm tags into a custom field, but it will be very hard to keep adding to the tags without this feature.

Considering hi-jacking one of the existing classifications instead just to get this functionality...

Re: Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

by Lowlander » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:25 am

Just type them in their respective fields and they'll be added.

Re: Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

by puteax » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:24 pm

so how to add new moods, occasions and classifications..?

Re: Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

by MusicBringer » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:27 pm

mcow wrote:... and not have to worry about typos.
This Dropdown menu for Custom Fields requirement is essential - I have long muttered and grumbled about it's absence.

mcow, I agree about not have to worry about typos.

And if Peter is correct "As a seasoned programmer I know that implementing such a control is very easy..."

So. Let's have it please, Rusty.
Thanks,

Re: Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

by Peter Panino » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:46 am

mcow wrote:...when I start to type, it would be great to have a dropdown appear with existing values that match what I've typed, so I can just click...
I agree, that would be very useful! I just need PRESET values to drop-down in the Custom fields. If these PRESET values are created by having typed them previously (like you suggest) or preconfigured in the Settings dialog (like I have suggested) isn't of much importance.

Modern user interfaces combine BOTH in one field:
1. Incremental Auto-lookup while writing (like you have suggested)
2. Drop-down button on the right-side which shows all preset values in a drop-down menu

As a seasoned programmer I know that implementing such a control is very easy...

Re: Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

by mcow » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:50 pm

Looking for a feature like this, I did a search in the Wishlist forum for "custom" and found three -- all by Peter. :)

I don't so much want configurable "dropdown menus" as much as autocompletion, like the tag feature in Picasa: when I start to type, it would be great to have a dropdown appear with existing values that match what I've typed, so I can just click. For instance, in one of my custom fields, I often type "instrumental"; with a feature like this I could do that in one or two characters and not have to worry about typos.

No need to remove obsolete values in the Options dialog; just select all the items with that value and delete the value.

Re: Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

by nohitter151 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:22 pm

Peter Panino wrote:
Lowlander wrote:
From the user perspective, one would expect to customize such things in the Preferences dialog, since the Media Tree is just a logical structural representation of the user-assigned and inherent properties of the content items.
Why? The artists drop down, album drop down, composer, etc. all work in the same way as the classification. It seems logical as-is.

Re: Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

by Peter Panino » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:23 pm

Lowlander wrote:You can remove any values from the Classifications node in the Media Tree by deleting it.
Thanks for the information - I didn't know this.

From the user perspective, one would expect to customize such things in the Preferences dialog, since the Media Tree is just a logical structural representation of the user-assigned and inherent properties of the content items.

Re: Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

by Lowlander » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:26 pm

You can remove any values from the Classifications node in the Media Tree by deleting it.

Re: Dropdown menus for Custom Fields

by Peter Panino » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:55 pm

Really? As far as I have seen, in the fields Tempo, Mood, Occasion, Quality drop-down items can only be ADDED by writing a new item into the empty field; but the existing items are not REPLACED; they still remain there. With "Customizing" I mean EDITING the preset drop-down items (and of course adding new ones, which is already possible). This would be very useful (especially in the fields Mood, Occasion and Quality where different users might have different needs).

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