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passing of text through max? backslashes, double quotes?

July 10, 2011 | 8:59 pm

Hi,

Im trying to send some input text which is typed like this:

In From MIDI Yoke: 3

To a message box so it ends up like this: (with double quotes)

"In From MIDI Yoke: 3"

However, im stumped at how I can do this. Ive tried combine (which removes all the spaces so doesnt work) and also sprintf, which adds a after every double quote.

Combine = " InFromMIDIYoke:3"
Sprintf = " In From MIDI Yoke: 3"
append/prepend = " In From MIDI Yoke: 3"

I dont get it. Why cant I just send a simple string of text through max and append prepend quotes? Would be grateful for any pointers?

Cheers

N


July 10, 2011 | 9:23 pm

if i use tosymbol it works – however I have a double space in my text. tosymbol now removes this so im back to square one again :(

I can get the extra space to come through if i escape it with a . However this is not really a solution. Would love to know how to get tosymbol to ignore the extra spaces.

Cheers

N


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