Csound Output Widget

Csoundoutput will display Csound output messages within your instrument`s GUI. This widget can be very useful when working in plugin mode and can be invaluable when it comes to de-slugging Cabbage instruments.

csoundoutput bounds(x, y, width, height), text("string"), colour("colour"), fontColour("colour"), identChannel("channel"), alpha(val), channel("chan"), parent(val), visible(val), toFront(), moveBehind("widgetName"), widgetArray("chan", number),

Common Identifiers

bounds(x, y, width, height) integer values that set position and size on screen(in pixels).

text("string") "string" will be the text that appears on the widget. button widgets take two strings, one for on and one for off.

colour("colour") This sets the main colour. Any CSS or HTML colour string can be passed to this identifier. The colour identifier can also be passed an RBG, or RGBA value. All channel values must be between 0 and 255. For instance colour(0, 0, 255) will create a blue, while colour(0, 255, 0, 255) will create a green with an alpha channel set to full.

fontColour("colour") Sets the colour of the font. In the case of slider this sets teh colour of the font in the value textBox if it is shown.

identChannel("channel") [!!! DEPRECATED !!!] Although identifier channels still work, they are no longer supported. Please use the new guiMode("queue") system and the cabbageGet and cabbageSet opcodes instead. They are far more efficient then identifiers channel.

alpha(val) A value between 0 and 1 will set the alpha blend value for the entire component. Can be useful if you need to fade widgets in and out.

channel("chan") or channel("chan1", "chan2") in the case of widgets that accept two channels such as xypad, soundfiler and range widgets. channel() accepts a string/s that names the channel/s that Cabbage will communicate with Csound on. The current value of this widget can be retrieved in Csound using a chnget, or a cabbageGetValue opcode. Its value can be set using the cabbageSet, or cabbageSetValue opcodes. hrange, vrange, xypad, and soundfiler all take two channels:

hrange, vrange : channel("min", "max") - min and max values

xypad : channel("x", "y") - x and y values

soundfiler : channel("start", "length") - start time and length of user selection, in samples

Channels named should start with a letter and cannot have any white spaces. Note that all widgets should have a unique channel name.

parent(val) This identifier is can be to set a widget's parent. It should only be used when creating widgets dynamically using the cabbageCreate opcode. See plants for more details.

visible(val) A value of 0 will cause the widget to become invisible. Widgets have their visibility set to 1 by default.

toFront() Brings a widget to the front of the z order. This identifier takes no arguments and is only intended for use within the Csound orchestra. it makes no sense to call it when declaring the widget.

moveBehind("widgetName") Moves a widget directly behind another. This identifier should only ever be called from your Csound orchestra using a cabbageSet opcode.

This only works with widgets or plants that have the same parent.

widgetArray("chan", number) [!!! DEPRECATED !!!] Deprecated. Please see the section on Managing large numbers of widgets


form caption("Csound output Example") size(380, 500), guiMode("queue"), colour(2, 145, 209) pluginId("def1")

rslider bounds(12, 9, 86, 90), channel("att"), range(0, 1, 0.01, 1, 0.001), text("Att.")
rslider bounds(99, 9, 86, 90), channel("dec"), range(0, 1, 0.4, 1, 0.001), text("Dec.")
rslider bounds(187, 9, 86, 90), channel("sus"), range(0, 1, 0.7, 1, 0.001), text("Sus.")
rslider bounds(274, 9, 86, 90), channel("rel"), range(0, 1, 0.8, 1, 0.001), text("Rel.")

texteditor bounds(18, 384, 341, 85) channel("infoText"), readOnly(1), wrap(1), scrollbars(1)
keyboard bounds(12, 104, 348, 80) channel("keyboard")
csoundoutput bounds(14, 198, 345, 172) channel("csoundoutput1"), fontColour(147, 210, 0)
-n -d -+rtmidi=NULL -M0 -m0d --midi-key=4 --midi-velocity-amp=5
; Initialize the global variables. 
ksmps = 32
nchnls = 2
0dbfs = 1

; Rory Walsh 2021 
; License: CC0 1.0 Universal
; You can copy, modify, and distribute this file, 
; even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. 

instr 99

    SText  = "A csoundoutput widget will display the console output from Csound. Note this widget only displays the Csound output when it is run in a host. If you are using the Cabbage IDE you can view the output in the output console"
    cabbageSet "infoText", "text", SText


instr 1

    iVcoModes[] fillarray 0, 10, 12    
    iAtt cabbageGetValue "att"
    iDec cabbageGetValue "dec"
    iSus cabbageGetValue "sus"
    iRel cabbageGetValue "rel"
    kEnv madsr iAtt, iDec, iSus, iRel
    aVco oscili kEnv*p5, cpsmidinn(p4), 2
    outs aVco, aVco    

;causes Csound to run for about 7000 years...
f0 z
i99 0 z