[BUG] not all flags messages works with number and flonum


    Jun 05 2008 | 5:41 pm
    Hi
    There is a bug with the most of the flags messages to number and flonum. Only the "flags 32" bit works, the others doesn't.
    This is with Max 5.0.2 on MacOS 10.4.11 and a MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz
    While at it I would suggest a new option/attribute "Don't send value on deselect". This could be usefull when typing new values into numer boxes with the keyboard, which I tend to do a lot. Also in live situations...
    Cheers, Jakob

    • Jun 05 2008 | 11:10 pm
      I would recommend using the attributes found in number's inspector for these kinds of things now.
      -Ben
    • Jun 06 2008 | 5:28 pm
      OK, but shouldn't it work, its in the reference? But then again, if there is there another way of changing the appearence of number boxes on the fly, fx. between displaying integer values and midi note names...
      All best Jakob
    • Jun 06 2008 | 6:47 pm
      The flags message is provided for legacy support. These things can now be set via object attributes.
      Our documentation has been updated for the next update.
      thanks, -Ben
    • Jun 06 2008 | 6:56 pm
      On 6 juin 08, at 19:28, Jakob Riis wrote:
      > OK, but shouldn't it work, its in the reference? > But then again, if there is there another way of changing the > appearence > of number boxes on the fly, fx. between displaying integer values and > midi note names...
      You can with the format attribute. In the next incremental the flags message will work as it was in 4.x, although as Ben said, using the attributes is the way to go now.
      ej
    • Jun 06 2008 | 7:14 pm
      >You can with the format attribute. Aaahh thanks a lot! I missed that one - need new glasses :-) /J
    • Jun 06 2008 | 7:58 pm
      On 6 juin 08, at 21:14, Jakob Riis wrote:
      >> You can with the format attribute. > Aaahh thanks a lot! > I missed that one - need new glasses :-)
      You can figure out the name of the attributes easily in the inspector if you click in the "Show Attributes Names" button in the inspector's toolbar, or you can drag the attribute from the inspector to the patch/ object to create a message box automatically with the name of the attribute.
      ej