This opcode can be used to create widgets directly within a Csound orchestra. Note that widgets created in this way must be created at time 0. This is because the host needs to register the parameters when it is instantiated.

Added in Cabbage v2.5.48


cabbageCreate SWidgetType, SWidgetIdentifiers


  • SWidgetType -- widget type name, i.e, rslider, combobox, checkbox, etc
  • SWidgetIdentifiers -- widget identifiers, passed a single string. If you are using quotation marks, don't forget to escape the inner ones. You can also avoid having to do so by wrapping your identifier code in . See Csound string type documentation for more details.


Cabbage Create

This example generated a gris of 128 checkbox widgets. It then randomly assigns colours to each one and generates some simple tones.

form caption("What have I done!!") size(820, 500), guiMode("queue") colour(0, 0, 0), pluginId("def1")
-n -d -+rtmidi=NULL -M0 -m0d --midi-key-cps=4 --midi-velocity-amp=5
ksmps = 32
nchnls = 2
0dbfs = 1

instr 1
    iX, iY init 0
    iWidgetCount init 0
    while iY < 8 do
        while iX < 16 do
            SWidget sprintf "bounds(%d, %d, 50, 50), channel(\"check%d\"), colour:1(%d, %d, %d)", 10+iX*50, 10+iY*50, iWidgetCount, rnd(255), rnd(255), rnd(255)
            cabbageCreate "checkbox", SWidget
            iWidgetCount += 1
            iX += 1
        iX = 0
        iY += 1

    if metro(20) == 1 then
        kOnOff  = (random:k(0, 100) > 50 ? 0 : 1)
        kBox = random:k(36, 88)
        SWidgetChannel sprintfk "check%d", kBox
        cabbageSetValue SWidgetChannel, kOnOff
        event "i", "Synth", 0, 2, int(kBox), kOnOff


instr Synth
    aEnv expon 1, p3, 0.01
    aOut oscil aEnv, cpsmidinn(p4)
    outs aOut*p5, aOut*p5
f1 0 4096 10 1 .5 .25 .17
i1 0 z

Added in Cabbage v2.5.44