Chordious 2.0.9 now available

Chordious 2.0.9 is now available, and is functionally a minor update over the previous release.

Starting in 2.0.9, Chordious now requires .NET 4.6.2, rather than the previous .NET 4.5.2. This shouldn’t be a problem for most users, but it does mean that Chordious will no longer run on Windows Vista.

Why the change?

It is now possible to publish desktop apps to the Microsoft Store, and unfortunately, such apps must use .NET 4.6.2 or later. So good news for Windows 10 users, as I am currently in the process of submitting Chordious to the store!

I’ve also gone and updated all of the other dependencies to their latest versions, including properly citing those dependencies within the app licensing. It may not matter for most users, but Chordious does use the work of others, and I want that to be clearer within the app.

Finally, there are of course some select bug fixes.

Here’s the full change list for 2.0.9:

  • New WinStore build for the Microsoft Store
  • Updated to .NET 4.6.2
  • Updated SVG.NET to v2.4.3
  • Updated MVVM Light to v5.4.1.1
  • Consolidated licenses for dependencies into the UI
  • Fixed a bug with the shortcut icon not loading on some machines
  • Fixed a bug with the temporary files created during “Enhanced Copy And Drag”
  • Fixed a bug where 0% barre arc ratios made the barre disappear
  • Code cleanup and miscellaneous bug fixes

Update to the latest version of Chordious today, and keep the feedback coming!

/jon

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Chordious 2.0.8 now available

Chordious 2.0.8 is now available, and is a minor update over the previous release.

This is mostly a bug fix release, however there are three key new features:

  1. You can now specify which side the fret labels should appear when using the Chord / Scale Finder (thanks Cyril for the suggestion)
  2. If the instrument / tuning that you’re using in the Finders is not the saved default, Chordious will now conveniently prompt you to set them as the default
  3. You can now run multiple instances of the Portable version, presuming they’re using different config files

Here’s the full change list for 2.0.8:

  • Can now specify which side to put fret labels in Finder results
  • Prompt to save instrument/tuning when exiting Finders
  • Can now run multiple instances as long as they’re using different config files
  • Fixed bug with double-clicking to edit diagram
  • Fixed bug with adding bottom marks not using bottom mark style in editor
  • Code cleanup and miscellaneous bug fixes

Update to the latest version of Chordious today, and keep the feedback coming!

/jon

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Chordious 2.0.7 now available

Chordious 2.0.7 is now available, and is a minor update over the previous release.

I like to call this the “Drag and Drop” release. I received an email from a “Muso City” about adding the functionality to drag and drop diagrams directly into external applications. After a little bit of investigation into how drag and drop works, I found that it’s very similar to how the clipboard works. So I’ve gone ahead and improved the functionality of both – you can now copy and paste or or drag and drop a diagram directly into external apps from Chordious.

If the target external app doesn’t support raw image data, but does support image files, there is now also an option to enable “Enhanced Copy and Drag”, which will create temporary images files too. It’s off by default (so Chordious isn’t filling up your disk with images) but with it, you can now copy and drag diagrams into a whole slew of apps, even directly into the File Explorer! That’s right, if you don’t want to bother with the regular diagram export, with “Enhanced Copy and Drag” enabled, you can drag diagrams directly from Chordious into folders on your computer.

Here’s the full change list for 2.0.7:

    • Improved compatibility when copying a diagram to the clipboard
    • Added drag/drop functionality for managing diagrams in the library
    • Added drag/drop of diagrams directly into external apps
    • Added “Enhanced Copy And Drag” option to improve copy/drag compatibility with external apps

Update to the latest version of Chordious today, and keep the feedback coming!

/jon

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Chordious 2.0.6 now available

Chordious 2.0.6 is now available, and is a minor update over the previous release.

There are a few fixes to chord qualities, but mostly this update is to change the way the built-in update checking works. There was a change in the hosting on GitHub that meant older versions can’t download updated installers at all. Since it’s technically a security issue to have a program download and execute a file off the internet anyway, now checking for updates will merely take you to the download page, and give you the chance to download the update yourself. This has the bonus that now the portable version of Chordious can now also check for updates.

So apologies to everyone for having to manually update to 2.0.6, but hopefully there won’t be any problems going forward.

I also fixed a bug where X-shaped marks required a border thickness greater than 0 to appear, which was non-intuitive and made it look like that shape didn’t always work (thanks Dermot for the heads-up!).

Here’s the full change list for 2.0.6:

  • Added Major and Dominant 7th suspended chords
  • Fixed Added Tone chords
  • Fixed issue with X-shape not appearing unless the mark type was muted
  • Updating no longer downloads and runs the MSI, instead takes user to download page

Update to the latest version of Chordious today, and keep the feedback coming!

/jon

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Chordious 2 Diagram Management tutorial now available

I’ve just finished and uploaded the tutorial for the Diagram Library:

See all of the tutorial videos in the ongoing Chordious 2 Tutorial playlist.

Enjoy!

/jon

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Chordious 2.0.5 now available

Chordious 2.0.5 is now available, and is a minor update over the previous release.

You can now create new tunings based on existing ones (simply right-click on a tuning in the Instrument Manager and select “Copy”). This makes it easier, if say you only need to change a single string from a standard tuning, rather than having to manually set every string. This even works to quickly create modifiable copies of the built-in default tunings.

You can now also right-click on the results in the Chord and Scale Finders, to bring up a context menu where you can copy the image to your clipboard. (You can still do it with Ctrl+C and Ctrl+Shift+C if you want to.)

Finally, starting with 2.0.5, by popular demand, there’s now a portable version of Chordious. It’s everything you love about Chordious packed in to a single exe that doesn’t need to be installed, so you can put it on a USB flash drive and carry Chordious in your pocket!

Here’s the full change list for 2.0.5:

  • The self-contained ChordiousPortable.exe is now available
  • Can now easily copy tunings in the Instrument Manager
  • Added context menus to the Finder results
  • Cleaned up unnecessary files

Update to the latest version of Chordious today, and keep the feedback coming!

/jon

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Chordious 2.0.4 now available

Chordious 2.0.4 is a minor update over the last release. The biggest new feature is to enhance the viewing of the default instruments, tunings, scales, and chord qualities. Within their respective manager window, simply double-click on any of the built-in items (just as you would for any of your own, custom items).

Here’s the full change list for 2.0.4:

  • Can now view default instruments/tunings
  • Can now view default scales/qualities
  • Copy to clipboard now standardized across Finders and Library
  • Fixed bug where checking for updates gets old cached version

Update to the latest version of Chordious today, and keep the feedback coming!

/jon

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