(folder) vs (prefix) and autopopulate to fill a umenu?

Aug 31, 2010 at 5:21pm

(folder) vs (prefix) and autopopulate to fill a umenu?

I’ve always been using a (folder) feeding into a (umenu) to make a list of files, however, I notice that sending a (prefix) message + enabling the autopopulate attribute does the same thing.

Are there any pros or cons to each approach?

#52081
Aug 31, 2010 at 7:49pm

If I remember well, with the prefix method, the middle outlet of the umenu will give you the full file’s path while the folder method will only give you the file name.

#187059
Sep 1, 2010 at 10:46pm

on a related note; we’ve been having a hell of a problematic time trying to get this to work on a osx-based system; umenu doesn’t populate properly, on either 5.1.4 or 5.1.5.
Could I bother a kind osx user to try it out? A little patch of like 8 objects would work perfectly fine, but drag it over to OSX and nothing.
We’re looking for populate, then count with the different concatenate/ignore options; basically the “gimme access to this folders content” deluxe.

thanks,
Andreas.

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