creating a message box

    Mar 30 2009 | 2:19 pm
    i can create a message box but how do i set it's contents ? i can send it a set message but how do i do it during its creation ala newdefault.
    when i set with a set message i get double quotes, how do i get rid of these?
    robin xx

    • Mar 30 2009 | 2:26 pm
      I got rid of the quotes, still wondering how to set a message box's contents on creation.
    • Mar 30 2009 | 4:17 pm
      Please post an example of what you're currently doing.
    • Mar 30 2009 | 6:55 pm
      Try something like these examples, the first one is like sending a message to [thispatcher] and the other uses newdefault
      var myobj = this.patcher.message("script","newobject","message","@text","hello"); var myobj = this.patcher.newdefault(300,400,"message","@text","hello");
    • Mar 30 2009 | 7:29 pm
      cheers lh, that's what i was looking for
    • Apr 01 2009 | 10:57 pm
      I'm having a hard time figuring out how do make messages like "rate $1".
      Obviously, these don't work for me:
      function makemess(){ var mess1 = this.patcher.newdefault(50,150,"message", "@text", "rate $1"); var mess1 = this.patcher.newdefault(50,200,"message", "@text", "rate", "$1");
      Help will be appreciated.
    • Apr 02 2009 | 12:34 am
      var myobj = this.patcher.message("script", "newobject", "message", "@text", "rate $1"); should work for you.
    • Apr 02 2009 | 7:06 am
      Yes, it does, thank you. Wonder why the newdefault method doesn't work like this, though. I know I had it working that way also, at one point, but then I broke it when I rewrote some code yesterday.
    • Apr 02 2009 | 10:11 am
      @lut lei I had that problem with new default too. Thanks lh
    • Apr 02 2009 | 10:43 am
      I guess using newdefault have few advantages over newobject, when it comes to messageboxes, anyway.