Patch dialog

Loading and saving PolyHarp patches is done via this dialog.

Loading patches

The large and colorful list on the right side is the total list of all the patches. If the name has a diamond (◆) on it, that's a read-only patch that comes with PolyHarp. You can change it and try to save it, but it will be renamed with the word "new" appended to it.

You can narrow down this list using search tags. When you touch the Search Tags area, a keyboard pops up with a list of all the tags it knows in a scrolling list on top of it. You can click on the tag, and then refine your query, if needed, with the keyboard. Tag syntax and usage is detailed here. . To clear out the tag query, just type a blank as the query string.

There's a big "Empty" shortcut button that just loads a good starting point patch for building a new PolyHarp.

Saving patches

The left side of this dialog is devoted to saving patches, and setting some of their characteristics.

You can type a name for the patch in the name area, or alter an existing name and save it as something new. You can also generate a name that pairs an adjective with a noun (in English), making for some interesting combinations!

Here are few other features about saving patches:

These exported patches also include all the custom chords that may have been used in the patch. They are simple JSON strings in case someone wants to make an external patch editor.
Import and Export will be expanded later to save these patches externally, or directly call up other text exporting options.