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Confirmbox

September 9, 2008 | 8:40 pm

MAX completely lacks a simple confirmbox. Like: Do you really want to do this? Yes/No. There was one for MAC OS 9 in Maxobjects.com but not anymore and not for OSX/UB. Anybody an idea?

Peter


September 9, 2008 | 8:54 pm

[dialog]? y for yes, n for no?

Andreas

Peter skrev:
> MAX completely lacks a simple confirmbox. Like: Do you really want to do this? Yes/No. There was one for MAC OS 9 in Maxobjects.com but not anymore and not for OSX/UB. Anybody an idea?
>
>
> Peter
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September 9, 2008 | 9:07 pm

check out aalert. works for me in Max 5.

David


September 9, 2008 | 10:13 pm

Works for me too in MAX 5/OSX.

Thanks.

Peter


September 9, 2008 | 10:13 pm

On Sep 9, 2008, at 1:40 PM, Peter wrote:

>
> MAX completely lacks a simple confirmbox. Like: Do you really want
> to do this? Yes/No. There was one for MAC OS 9 in Maxobjects.com but
> not anymore and not for OSX/UB. Anybody an idea?

It’s pretty easy to roll your own abstraction for this in Max.

-C

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September 9, 2008 | 11:15 pm

For instance? Like the proposed dialog with y or n answer? Not something more OS-like?

Would help to create something, because aalert is only mac, so no cross-platform application with that.

Peter


September 9, 2008 | 11:40 pm

create a bpatcher. show/hide via scripting messages to thispatcher (as one example).


September 10, 2008 | 12:26 am

Quote: plem@xs4all.nl wrote on Tue, 09 September 2008 16:15
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> For instance? Like the proposed dialog with y or n answer? Not something more OS-like?
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It depends on your definition of OS-like, I guess.

No help file.

-C


September 10, 2008 | 10:15 am

My definition of OS-like would be something that a user can handle without any extra thinking as if he was handling his normal operating system. Lots of alternatives are possible, but I think software that confirms itself to the rules of the OS is always easier to handle, faster to learn and more fool-proof for the user. So, always something to aim at.

Peter


September 11, 2008 | 8:21 pm

hi,

i made a cross platform alert box pop-up object which uses the OS message box function, so this may be what you’re after. I didn’t test it very thoroughly yet.

oli


September 11, 2008 | 9:01 pm

Works fine on my MAC. So, see what it does in windows.
Thx a lot.

Peter


September 12, 2008 | 12:52 am

Quick test on Mac is very good — thanks Oli!!!

Dan

At 2:21 PM -0600 9/11/08, Oliver Larkin wrote:
>hi,
>
>i made a cross platform alert box pop-up object which uses the OS
>message box function, so this may be what you’re after. I didn’t
>test it very thoroughly yet.
>
>oli
>–
>original plugins and stuff for max: http://www.olilarkin.co.uk


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September 12, 2008 | 11:56 am

And also very good on PC (XP SP3 with Max 5) – super!!!

Thanks again Oli.
Dan

At 8:52 PM -0400 9/11/08, Dan Nigrin wrote:
>Quick test on Mac is very good — thanks Oli!!!
>
>Dan
>
>At 2:21 PM -0600 9/11/08, Oliver Larkin wrote:
>>hi,
>>
>>i made a cross platform alert box pop-up object which uses the OS
>>message box function, so this may be what you’re after. I didn’t
>>test it very thoroughly yet.
>>
>>oli
>>–
>>original plugins and stuff for max: http://www.olilarkin.co.uk


Dan Nigrin – Defective Records
202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / Jack OS X / Major Malfunction
http://defectiverecords.com

http://jackosx.com


September 15, 2008 | 2:39 pm

Any way to change the displayed icon from the default Max5 icon?

Quote: oli larkin wrote on Thu, 11 September 2008 22:21
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> hi,
>
> i made a cross platform alert box pop-up object which uses the OS message box function, so this may be what you’re after. I didn’t test it very thoroughly yet.
>
> oli
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September 19, 2008 | 4:11 pm

Peter schrieb:
> MAX completely lacks a simple confirmbox. Like: Do you really want to
> do this? Yes/No. There was one for MAC OS 9 in Maxobjects.com but not
> anymore and not for OSX/UB. Anybody an idea?

I am happy it doesn’t exist, any software using this sort of UI is
usually annoying… ;-)
But nobody would stop you creating it, even Max would allow it, as you
can pop up windows to your liking. Have a look at pcontrol, and create a
patcher in any design of your liking…

Stefan


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