custom text completion/description and tags for custom external

Aug 29, 2013 at 3:12am

custom text completion/description and tags for custom external

Hi,
With built-in objects, when you begin writing a message near that object, autocompletion will prompt you with relevant messages. I would like to have the same behaviour with a custom external. It would be very handy for an external to which you can send a lot of different messages. Is it possible ? if so, how ?

#260201
Aug 31, 2013 at 5:56am

soooo… is my question not clear, or really noone has an answer ? :/

#263809
Aug 31, 2013 at 1:27pm

You need to write reference files. There’s not a lot of information about that at this point but if you look at the tap.tools for instance this should give you some hints.

#263855
Aug 31, 2013 at 3:23pm

Ok, thanks a lot for the link
(…buuut, tap tools, weren’t they priced software ? or did that change ?)

#263861
Aug 31, 2013 at 4:40pm

(nevermind the question between parenthesis, i found the answer there : the story of tap tools. Out of topic, but currently i’m sad because i can’t install latest tap tools nor jamoma on osx 10.6.8. And as they distribute only automatic installers for older versions, it’s a pain getting it to work on max 6.1.3 which is still separated from 6.0.8 on my machine. Life is hard sometimes. )

#263872
Sep 3, 2013 at 2:15pm

(i could install the things by renaming max folders. Now need to go through those tap tools 4 sources without beeing able to use them. I have hope though )

#264139
Sep 3, 2013 at 3:09pm

So, writing “standard” reference files should be enough to ensure that magical autocompletion will appear ?

#264142
Sep 6, 2013 at 8:09pm

yes

#264560

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