Creating a message box trigger from an event.


    Jan 25 2007 | 12:55 pm
    How do I go about creating a object that can take user input from a scripted event?
    I.e. I bang a script and up pops a large box into which I can write a number which can then be used in a seperate equation. I understand that I could have a number box there at all times but it needs to be created on bang and deleted after input.
    The deleting part I can do with the key object triggering another script but unfortunately I cant figure out what script command to put into sprintf as I dont have any C manuals that can help.
    ...I'm guessing it would have something the do with the sprintf object as I had a look at the sound flower example and saw that you could create buttons that way so surely creating an user interactive integer object wouldnt be much different?
    Many thanks,
    Rhys

    • Jan 26 2007 | 10:34 am
      Quote: Dr. Spankenstein wrote on Thu, 25 January 2007 05:55
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      > How do I go about creating a object that can take user input from a scripted event?
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      > I.e. I bang a script and up pops a large box into which I can write a number which can then be used in a seperate equation. I understand that I could have a number box there at all times but it needs to be created on bang and deleted after input.
      if you dont like to use [dialog] for this, look into the
      pdf reference about thispatcher scripts for putting objects
      into foregound or background. (works with bpatchers too)
    • Jan 27 2007 | 3:35 pm
      Rhys Perkins wrote:
      > I'm guessing it would have something the do with the sprintf object
      > as I had a look at the sound flower example and saw that you could
      > create buttons that way so surely creating an user interactive
      > integer object wouldnt be much different?
      I would not create and delete the object, as you would need to connect
      it also. Much easier is to hide/show an existing object. two message
      boxes connected to a thispatcher one with "script hide myUIobject" and
      the other with "script show myUIobject" bang them as you need...
      Stefan
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