presentation mode feedback
I’m trying to use [thispatcher] to change my window sizes based upon whether the window is being viewed in presentation or patching mode.
I’ve seen this post: http://www.cycling74.com/forums/topic.php?id=13539
But, I would prefer to have this process automated and without user interaction beyond clicking the "mode" icon-button (because a lot of my patches open in presentation mode). Thanks.
P.S. avoiding solutions employing js/other programming languages is ideal for me. i only know/understand max.
Take a look at the DSP Status… window in Max. Unlock it, and you will see a toggle called "View" near the top. Cmd-Click that toggle and watch what happens. The magic is all inside the subpatcher called View. You could adapt that with a button or toggle that the user clicks to change views and sizes.
The DSP status window I’m familiar with is accessible through the "options" tab in the app menu @ the top of the screen. The window I’m thinking of can’t be unlocked. Which window should I be thinking of?
I would rather not add other user controls. I wish for this process to be automated with the user’s selection of presentation/patching mode via the icon-button found in the bottom row of buttons on the patcher window.
Although, I’ve had an idea for a workaround:
Is there a way to track the movement of objects within a window? So, an object’s moving to its user determined "presentation mode" position will simultaneously trigger the re-sizing of the window via messages sent to a [thispatcher].
That’s exactly the window I’m talking about. It can be unlocked (Cmd-E), and then you will see the secret "View" button.
oh, ok. i see the button. thanks.
although, this is going to take some time to digest. thanks for the tip.
although, it seems as if getting feedback from max’s "presentation mode" button is inaccessible.
so far, the only stuff i see is the same stuff i saw in the link provided in my original post.
When you switch out of presentation mode, you will see a subpatcher called [p View]. Double-click that and you will see all the messages that allow the patcher to be resized when it goes in and out of presentation view.
right, i got that. it’s the same method from the compressed patch code in the above thread (link in my original post)
i want the re-sizing to occur without having to add an extra control for switching between presentation & patching mode (i just want to avoid having one more object in my interface). so, i want to use the numerical feedback (if any) from the "mode" icon button in the bottom row of the patcher’s window to trigger the re-sizing.