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HOW TO add MusicMaster Export Designer custom button in MusicMaster

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Custom Button Export Designer - Setup

 The purpose of this document is to describe how to setup a working custom button pointing to MusicMaster Export Designer tool.

  1. Preparation of the environment

A/ Do you have MusicMaster logo? 

If not, you can find it below AND as an attachment to this document.

Once you have saved the above image as a .jpg file on your computer (or after downloading the attachment), you have to cut or copy it into your MusicMaster installation folder (the same which contains the file MusicMaster.exe).

B/ Do you have the Export Designer executable file?

If not, you can download it from this tutorial page (attachment at the end of the article). 

C/ Don't you use Internet Explorer as default browser? If so, we suggest to start doing it. MusicMaster is developed, tested and supported within an IE environment, even if most of its functionalities work also with other browsers.

Done? Let's move on to the next step then.

 

  1. MusicMaster.ini file

This file is usually located in the MusicMaster installation directory.

Two possible cases here:

A/ MusicMaster.ini not present. In this case a new empty .ini file has to be created inside MusicMaster installation folder (remember? You already saved your MusicMaster logo in that folder!). Then you have to rename the file as "MusicMaster.ini".
Alternatively, you can download the .ini file attached to this document and modify it.

You have now to open it with a text editor and to copy-paste the following text into it:

;;;;;START_FILE;;;;;;

[UserButton1]

Image=MusicMaster.jpg
CommandLine=""c:\mmwin_v5""
App="C:\Program Files (x86)\MusicMaster\MMExportDesignEditor.exe"
Tooltip=ExportDesigner

;;;;;END_FILE;;;;;;

Some explanation for the field marked in red.

  • "C:\Program Files (x86)\MusicMaster\" is the absolute path of the .exe file (MMExportDesignEditor). Of course, you are free to choose your favourite location for your own file, but in this case it is important to copy it manually in the "App" field of the .ini file.

B/ MusicMaster.ini already present. In this case you should open it with any text editor and add the following section:

;;;;;START_FILE;;;;;;

[UserButtonX]

Image=MusicMaster.jpg
CommandLine=""c:\mmwin_v5""
App="C:\Program Files (x86)\MusicMaster\MMExportDesignEditor.exe"
Tooltip=ExportDesigner

;;;;;END_FILE;;;;;;​

Some explanation for the fields marked in red.

  • The "X" in the [UserButton] element definiton line has to replaced with an integer number. If you didn't have any UserButton in your .ini file, this number has to be 1; if you add already set up other customized buttons in your .ini file, you should insert a value equal to the highest one present in the .ini file + 1. Example: you already had two user buttons? X in this case should be equal to 3. Note: With MusicMaster 5.0 SR 15 you can add up to 5 User Buttons, so 5 is the maximum amount.
  • "C:\Program Files (x86)\MusicMaster\" is the absolute path of the .exe file (MMExportDesignEditor). Of course, you are free to choose your favourite location for your own file, but in this case it is important to copy it manually in the "App" field of the .ini file.

 

  1. Let's give it a try!

Please close all the instances of MusicMaster and restart it. Open your database and you should now have a button identical to the one below:

If so, the only thing left, is to try it out. Just clicking on the newly created "Export Designer" button, you will have something like the picture below: the Export Designer window will popup on your screen, taking priority on all the other open applications.

  1. Done?

​If the result is at least similar to the above picture, everything worked fine and you have a direct link for our Export Designer application from your MusicMaster main menu.

If you didn't get the expected result, do not hesitate to contact us at the following e-mail address: support@onair.de. We will be happy to help you setting up your environment!

 

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