jit.cellblock questions

Apr 4, 2006 at 12:51am

jit.cellblock questions

We are creating a mapping system (something ala matrixctrl) with
jit.cellblock and have a couple of questions (or possibly feature

- Would it be possible to display text vertically in the cells? This would
be very useful to reduce the width of the columns with long headers.

- Would it be possible for cells to automatically resize to the maximum
width of the text in the cells?


Apr 4, 2006 at 2:25am

Moving this thread to Jitter. Remember, please post Jitter-related questions to the proper forum/thread.

Apr 4, 2006 at 6:38am

AFAIK jit.cellblock is in the standard Max distribution.
There is nothing Jitter-related in Alexander question.


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Apr 4, 2006 at 3:14pm

You’re right, and after discussing it with Joshua, we felt it could go
either way (in either jitter or maxmsp). In the future, I’ll pay more
attention to message context. My apologies for any inconvenience.


Apr 24, 2006 at 5:10pm

Sorry – I just realized that I’d not responded to this. I’m fresh off my most recent baby-birth (#3 in 5 1/2 years…), and am still a little frazzled.

Vertical text would be difficult since we are currently using text editing/displaying routines provided by the operating system. Earlier versions of cellblock used home-grown versions that didn’t handle multi-byte characters very well. So, for now, the answer to vertical text is “no”.

Automatic resizing is an iffy proposition, since it can really mess with the geometry of the overall cellblock. So, for example, if you have a few thin columns, then started typing in one to expand it, you will have several jerky redraws where scrollbars appear and resize, cells get occluded and ordinary size limits are exceeded. I’m going to think on this one for a while, but for right now it will have to go in the research bin.

Darwin Grosse


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