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pattrstorage to clipboard?

June 22, 2008 | 2:19 am

I’m building a Max5-based standalone for both Mac and Windows. In
addition to allowing my users to be able to save the contents of a
pattrstorage to file, I’d like to be able to have them copy its
contents to the clipboard. Ideas on how I might go about this?

Dan

Dan Nigrin
Defective Records
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Malfunction
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June 22, 2008 | 6:07 pm

You could dump the contents to a coll? open the coll window and you can
copy, edit and paste.
pelado

On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 4:19 AM, Dan Nigrin
wrote:

> I’m building a Max5-based standalone for both Mac and Windows. In addition
> to allowing my users to be able to save the contents of a pattrstorage to
> file, I’d like to be able to have them copy its contents to the clipboard.
> Ideas on how I might go about this?
>
> Dan
> –
> Dan Nigrin
> Defective Records
> 202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X / Major
> Malfunction
> http://www.defectiverecords.com
> http://www.jackosx.com
>
>

http://www.pelado.co.uk


June 22, 2008 | 10:47 pm

http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/awt/datatransfer/Clipboard.html#Clipboard(java.lang.String)

bt

On Jun 21, 2008, at 7:19 PM, Dan Nigrin wrote:

> I’m building a Max5-based standalone for both Mac and Windows. In
> addition to allowing my users to be able to save the contents of a
> pattrstorage to file, I’d like to be able to have them copy its
> contents to the clipboard. Ideas on how I might go about this?

barry threw
Media Art and Technology

San Francisco, CA
Work: 857-544-3967
Email: bthrew (at) gmail (dot) com
Web: http://www.barrythrew.com


June 23, 2008 | 11:37 am

Thanks Barry – I definitely thought about using Java (or Javascript
too), but then I ran into a stumbling block; I should have been more
explicit in my original posting, but I want to store *the XML* format
of the data in the pattrstorage to the clipboard — basically what
I’m trying to do is to pass the same contents that would be stored in
a "write" operation to a file, but instead to redirect the output to
the clipboard rather than to a file.

Using a "dump" operation on the pattrstorage doesn’t get the data in
the XML format – and I do *not* look forward to converting it back to
XML.

I think I might need to appeal to Jeremy B for a feature request…
;-) Jeremy, are you there??

Dan

At 3:47 PM -0700 6/22/08, barry threw wrote:
>http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/awt/datatransfer/Clipboard.html#Clipboard(java.lang.String)
>
>bt
>
>On Jun 21, 2008, at 7:19 PM, Dan Nigrin wrote:
>
>>I’m building a Max5-based standalone for both Mac and Windows. In
>>addition to allowing my users to be able to save the contents of a
>>pattrstorage to file, I’d like to be able to have them copy its
>>contents to the clipboard. Ideas on how I might go about this?
>
>
>barry threw
>Media Art and Technology


Dan Nigrin
Defective Records
202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X / Major
Malfunction
http://www.defectiverecords.com

http://www.jackosx.com


June 23, 2008 | 11:42 am

I am, but trying my very best to ignore this thread. :)

This is not on my to-do list at the moment, and probably will never be a feature (unless you can demonstrate to me how all of the other data management objects in Max — table, coll, qlist, etc. — provide copy to clipboard functionality).

Why don’t you write the file and then read it back with Java or JS or something and get the data that way?

Jeremy


June 23, 2008 | 11:52 am

At 1:42 PM +0200 6/23/08, Jeremy Bernstein wrote:
>I am, but trying my very best to ignore this thread. :)
>
>This is not on my to-do list at the moment, and probably will never
>be a feature (unless you can demonstrate to me how all of the other
>data management objects in Max — table, coll, qlist, etc. —
>provide copy to clipboard functionality).

They don’t – but pattrstorage is way better than all those other
lowly objects. ;-)

>Why don’t you write the file and then read it back with Java or JS
>or something and get the data that way?

Hey, now that’s a nice idea to try, hadn’t thought of that! OK, for
now at least, you can remove the request from your to-do list! ;-)

Thanks,
Dan

Dan Nigrin
Defective Records
202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X / Major
Malfunction
http://www.defectiverecords.com

http://www.jackosx.com


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