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@reupen reupen released this Jan 18, 2019 · 26 commits to master since this release

Upgrading from 0.5.1 and older versions

Please see the v1.0.0-alpha.1 release notes for detailed information about upgrading from pre-1.0.0 versions.

Changes

There were no functional changes from v1.0.0-rc.1.

Downloads

Downloads are available from http://yuo.be/columns_ui.

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@reupen reupen released this Jan 8, 2019 · 28 commits to master since this release

Changes

  • Fixed the inability to tab to the playlist view and other list views and fixed or worked around other tabbing misbehaviours. [#148, #150, #151, #152]

  • Re-added the colon after the 'Playing' and 'Paused' text in the status pane. [#153]

  • Fixed a bug where right-clicking on the Artwork view panel and selecting Options would show the wrong tab in Columns UI preferences. [#147, #155]

  • Compiled with Visual Studio 2017 15.9.

Downloads

Downloads are available from http://yuo.be/columns_ui.

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@reupen reupen released this Sep 22, 2018 · 47 commits to master since this release

Changes

  • Added support for horizontal mouse wheel scrolling in the playlist view and other list views (requires a mouse with a four-way mouse wheel). [#139]

  • Reduced the minimum width of the output device toolbar. [#140]

  • Column widths in the Item properties panel are now DPI-aware. [#141]

  • Fixed misbehaviour when using the mouse wheel in various drop-down list toolbars. [#130]

  • Fixed a problem in preferences where colour and font items from other components that don’t have a name were using the name of another colour or font item. [#142]

  • Compiled with Visual Studio 2017 15.8.

Downloads

Downloads are available from http://yuo.be/columns_ui.

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@reupen reupen released this Jul 27, 2018 · 63 commits to master since this release

Changes

  • Fixed a crash when adding a toolbar after the last toolbar and other potential misbehaviour in the toolbars. [#130]

  • Fixed misbehaviour when using the mouse wheel with the volume bar and the volume bar misreporting the current volume in some cases. [#131]

Downloads

Downloads are available from http://yuo.be/columns_ui.

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@reupen reupen released this Jul 25, 2018 · 68 commits to master since this release

Upgrade notes

Removal of support for Windows XP and Vista

Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported:

  • it is increasingly difficult and time-consuming to test on these operating systems (in addition to other supported versions)
  • newer APIs that the component uses are not compatible with older operating systems (or in the case of some Visual C++ run-time library features, appear to work but misbehave in unexpected ways)

If you're using one of those operating systems, you should stick with version 0.5.1 (or upgrade to a newer operating system).

Removal of Columns playlist

When NG playlist was introduced over 10 years ago, the intention was always that it would replace Columns playlist. As NG playlist has superseded Columns playlist for some time, Columns playlist has now been removed. On upgrade, any Columns playlist instances in your layout will be replaced by NG playlist (now simply named playlist view).

This also means that the legacy syntax for style and global scripts (that do not use $set_style() and $set_global()) will no longer work. (The legacy syntax was replaced by the newer function-based syntax around 13 years ago.)

If you're currently using Columns playlist and aren't sure if you're using legacy syntax for those scripts, you can (using your current Columns UI version) disable the 'Enable legacy support for globals (Columns playlist only)' option in Preferences (under Columns UI/Playlist view/Globals), or switch to NG playlist, to see what effect they have on the appearance of your playlist view.

Further information on the current syntax for global variables usage and style scripts can be found via these links:

If you're a current Columns playlist user, you may also want to keep a backup of your Columns UI configuration file before upgrading (in case you decide to downgrade to the latest stable version and revert to Columns playlist). You can locate the configuration file by starting foobar2000 and then holding Shift and clicking on 'File/Browse configuration folder' from the main menu. The configuration file should then be foo_ui_columns.dll.cfg in the configuration sub-folder. You should close foobar2000 before backing it up or restoring it.

Changes

Playlist view

  • Removed the Columns playlist. On upgrade, any Columns playlist instances in layout presets will be replaced with NG playlist (now simply named playlist view). [#103, #114]

  • Slightly faster playlist grouping and sorting performance on multi-core PCs.

  • Right-clicking in empty space in the playlist view now correctly deselects all items and always displays a context menu. [#75]

  • Added a main menu command to toggle whether playlist groups are shown. (Additionally, if the menu item is added as button, the button will become pressed when the 'Show groups' is turned on.) [#100, #112]

  • Made system date title formatting fields always available and removed the associated option. [#123]

Filter panel

  • Significantly faster Filter panel performance on multi-core PCs. With a quad-core Intel Core-i7 6700K, initialisation time is just under half of what it was under 0.5.1 for a medium- to large-sized library.

Live layout editing

  • Added copy and paste context menu commands during live layout editing. [#121]

Preferences

  • Refreshed the appearance of all preference pages. [#84, #85, #86, #87, #92, #93, #94, #95, #118]

  • Made panel copying and pasting in Layout preferences use the Windows clipboard. [#97]

  • Fixed a bug where pressing Enter or Return while editing a playlist grouping script would close the dialog box. [#48]

  • Updated the style and global script help commands to open web-based documentation. [#117]

Notification area

  • Added the ability to close foobar2000 to the notification area. [Contributed by tuxzz, #56]

Item details panel

  • Made the Item details panel load full metadata (including large fields such as lyrics) for selected items. (Note: full metadata for playing tracks is dependent on the input component.) [#68]

Toolbars

  • Added an output device toolbar (for foobar2000 1.4 and newer only). [#105]

  • Added a ReplayGain source mode toolbar (for foobar2000 1.4 and newer only). [#106, #116]

  • Added a DSP preset toolbar (for foobar2000 1.4 and newer only). [#115, #116]

  • Added a live layout editing button to the default buttons toolbar configuration. [#99]

  • Fixed a bug in the buttons toolbar where clicking on a context menu item button configured to use the 'Active selection' item group, with selection viewers set to prefer the playing track, would not have an effect if a track was playing. Now, the button will operate on the current selection as expected.
    [#110]

  • Corrected the display of the names of dynamic context menu items in buttons toolbar options. [#111]

  • Corrected the scale used in the volume bar so that -10 dB is at the 50% mark, -20 dB at the 25% mark etc. [#109]

Status pane

  • Corrected the status pane playback status when resume playback on start-up is enabled and foobar2000 is started when playback was previously paused.

  • Corrected the colour of text in the status pane when using high-contrast Windows themes. [Contributed by MAxonn, #59]

Configuration importing and exporting

  • Removed the ability to import FCS files.

  • Changed the syntax of CLI commands for importing configurations from FCL files. The commands now use the following syntax: /columnsui:import <path> and /columnsui:import-quiet <path>. [#47]

  • Added CLI commands for exporting the current configuration to an FCL file. The added commands are /columnsui:export <path> and /columnsui:export-quiet <path>. [#47]

API

  • The value of the 'Allow resizing of locked panels' setting is now available to other components. [#53]

  • Added a reliable mechanism for third-party splitter panels to store extra configuration data for child panels that persists through panel copy-and-paste operations. [#52]

Other changes

  • Added compatibility with Windows 10 system media transport controls under foobar2000 1.4. [#101]

  • Some minor changes to labels and layout in various dialogs.

  • Updated standalone dialogs to use the Segoe UI font. [#125]

  • Corrected the icons used in some dialogs. [#8]

  • The component is no longer compatible with Windows XP and Vista. Users of those operating systems are advised to stick with version 0.5.1.

  • Miscellaneous internal code refactoring.

  • Compiled with the foobar2000 1.4 SDK.

  • Compiled with Visual Studio 2017 15.7.

Downloads

Downloads are available from http://yuo.be/columns_ui.

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@reupen reupen released this Oct 31, 2016 · 416 commits to master since this release

  • Functionally equivalent to v0.5.1-rc.1

Download from http://yuo.be/columns_ui

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@reupen reupen released this Oct 8, 2016 · 417 commits to master since this release

  • Fixed a problem in the NG playlist, playlist switcher and filter panels where when a negative vertical item padding was in use, a text cursor would not appear when using inline editing. This was fixed by making the text box at least as tall as the font. [#45]
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@reupen reupen released this Oct 31, 2016 · 421 commits to master since this release

NG playlist

  • Fixed a bug which caused some columns to be hidden when fully scrolled right with the artwork column active. [#38]
  • Fixed a bug which caused group heading lines to not be rendered correctly after scrolling right. [#38]
  • Changed the colour of the insertion marker for drag-and-drop operations in NG playlist. It now uses the text colour (previously, it was always black). [#39]

Other changes

  • Fixed a problem where auto-hide panels would get stuck open following long operations in the UI thread [#35]
  • Fixed clipped 'Selected item:' text on the Colours tab in the Colours and Fonts preferences page.
  • Compiled with Visual Studio 2015 Update 3.
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