thispatcher and creating comment boxes with ints

Jan 6, 2012 at 11:37pm

thispatcher and creating comment boxes with ints


I feel like I’m missing something really obvious here, but after banging my head against it and looking online for hours I can’t seem to figure it out. This is my first time working with thispatcher and any help would be greatly appreciated.

I’m writing a patch that procedurally draws multisliders with footers and headers (in the form of comment boxes) that can be strings, ints, or floats. What I need is a script that accommodates these three data types and for some reason thispatcher doesn’t want to draw comment boxes that contain ints or floats.

Here’s the script I have now:

script newobject comment @text $1 @varname $1footer @patching_position $2 600

Everything is getting passed fine to thispatcher, the boxes are being drawn and named correctly, but if $1 is an int or float, the boxes are blank. I’ve worked around this by adding an exclamation mark after the first $1 in the script:

script newobject comment @text $1! @varname $1footer @patching_position $2 600

This works fine, it’s just that all my labels look overly excited to be existing and I’d rather they didn’t. :P

Thanks in advance!

Jan 7, 2012 at 7:38am


a workaround :

script newobject comment @varname $1footer @patching_position $2 600, script send $1footer set $1

Jan 7, 2012 at 4:21pm

maybe try [tosymbol] after the int/float, before going into [thispatcher] ? because you only need it for display, changing to a symbol shouldn’t be a problem.

Jan 7, 2012 at 5:20pm

Thanks Ch, great idea and works just fine.

And seejay… yeah I thought of that too before posting but it didn’t make a difference. I’m guessing this is a bug with [thispatcher].



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