customize patcher tabs

    Aug 19 2013 | 10:45 am
    hello max list,
    i am working on an interface with the patcher tab feature.
    works great by setting the "Show on Parent Patcher Tab" property.
    i have 3 questions concerning this feature.
    1) is it possible to set the size of the tabs ?
    2) is it possible to "auto select" a tab by code/patcher/external ? (without clicking with the mouse onto it)
    3) is it possible to set "Show root patcher on Tab" by code/patcher/external (without right clicking on the grey empty tab area)
    thanks in advance,

    • Aug 20 2013 | 4:44 pm
      does nobody has a hint for me ?
    • Aug 21 2013 | 9:31 am
      1) and 2)
      3) ??
    • Aug 22 2013 | 8:20 am
      thanks metamax,
      but i need a hint for the patcher tabs, not for the [tab] object !
      perhaps sombody from cycling74 has a tip ?
    • Aug 22 2013 | 9:28 am
      you're adventuring in a new territory, not well documented for now... but as a guess, those tabs are probably an implementation of some standard OS feature, so it might be difficult to customize them.
      For 2) i thought you could send a (front) message to a [thispatcher] inside the patcher tab, but this brings a separate window, which is actually like a "New View" of said patcher tab.
      For 3) : you can freeze the attribute - wait, no, you can't ! You can drag and drop from the patcher inspector the attribut value, there you see that the message to sned is "showontab 1" but i have no idea where you have to send that message... Actuallly yes ! you can send a (showontab 1) or (showontab 0) message to [thispatcher]. You can't pass [@showontab 1] as an attribute to a subpatcher at its creation, despite the autocompletion showing up.
    • Aug 23 2013 | 10:47 am
      hello vichung,
      thanks for looking int this.
      (front) message to a [thispatcher] is not an option.
      it behaves like a subpatcher. so there is no benefit using tabs.
      seems that the great tab feature is halfhearted implemented.
      or is there some undocumented stuff like the (presentation 1) message to the [thispatcher] object ?
    • Aug 23 2013 | 12:25 pm
      I think it's a bit of both. It's a bit of a new feature, mainly used for helpfiles, but i'm pretty sure there's a lot of undocumented features about this - just look at any c74 help patch, check "show root patcher on tab" and you have a [js helpstarter] with potentially mysteries inside...
    • Jul 17 2015 | 3:11 pm
      Hey Yonl,
      did you ever find an answer for your second question?
      That would be fantastic.
      Thanx a lot
    • May 06 2016 | 11:06 am
      up, I'm interested too
    • Dec 06 2016 | 7:40 am