Ask for the dirty bit of a patcher ?


    Apr 23 2011 | 3:32 pm
    Hi,
    Did somebody found a method (using either java, js, or whatever..) to ask for the dirty bit of a max patcher ? (to know if the patch have been modified or not, and then automate the save) With [thispatcher] you can reset the dirty bit but you cannot know its actual state.
    I would need this because i'm automating load/replacement of a 'module'-patcher which is inside a bpatcher that i edit directly** and I would need to show a dialog to ask for saving, if the patcher's bpatcher have been modified, just before replacing it in the bpatcher. ***
    Thanks,
    **(you can edit directly bpatchers content using "new view of …" with the ctrl key and then clicking on "Modify Read-Only" in the file menu)
    ***(using [script sendbox 'bpatcher-scripting-name' replace 'patcher-name'] -> [this patcher] )

    • Apr 23 2011 | 9:16 pm
      in js, this.patcher.wind.dirty will tell you the dirty state of the patcher.
      -Ben
    • Apr 24 2011 | 1:38 am
      Thanks Ben!