'Lock' a message's size

Feb 19, 2014 at 7:06am

'Lock' a message's size

I am getting long lists in message boxes which at some point start to cover other objects. Is there a way to lock the size of a message box so that it displays for example only the first 10 characters and then three dots to show it continues?

#281559
Feb 19, 2014 at 7:35am

You can do this kind of things with a textbutton, or even an umenu (although there is still a bug with umenu, if c74 is reading…).

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#281565
Feb 19, 2014 at 7:58am

But that converts the list to a symbol so I cannot use the list further down the road.

#281568
Feb 19, 2014 at 8:38am

@patrick do you have an example?

#281575
Feb 20, 2014 at 12:10am

thinksamuel, sorry to hijack your thread!

Bonjour ej,

Of course I have an example (I already sent it twice to support in 2013: may 6 (#7534) & nov 12). Here it is again. As you see, nothing dramatic, just annoying!

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#281620
Feb 20, 2014 at 3:08am

Patrick: there is also a limitation to 2048 characters for a symbol. I think the easiest thing is to put the list in a subpatch containing only that messagebox. If you know something else, better still.

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