getting the ID of a certain Parameter from the Live API

Mar 19, 2013 at 2:56pm

getting the ID of a certain Parameter from the Live API

I'm browsing the API documetatin for some time now, but can't find any examples if there is an easy way to get an ID of a certain parameter in a device (inside the device)…
As the code will be inside the device, it should be the “live.path” object with an argument i guess like “live.path this_device parameters ???” but don't know if there is any direct reference i can get to an automatable parameter somehow (not with mouseclick, i can do that)…

am i missing something, or ???

thx in advance for any help,


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Mar 19, 2013 at 7:59pm

To get the parameter ID you need calculating the path.


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Mar 19, 2013 at 10:49pm

Thanx Broc, i see your example and understand but how i will know the parameter number? :) If i know the parameter number then certainly i can get the ID, but what if there is a certain knob in the device i want to get the ID of? How i can refer to that? how i can get what parameter number it is in the device? Also, is the parameter numbers dynamic (like the IDs) or the parameter number is always the same in a device?

Thanx again for the help,

Mar 20, 2013 at 1:02am

You can generate the list of parameter names which reflects the numbering.
Numbers in a device are always the same unless you add/delete a parameter.


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Mar 20, 2013 at 3:49am

thanx Broc, i see then… i have to iterate the parameters and select the id i need! Thought maybe i can use the name in the path, but then it’s not the case… thanx again for your help!



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