Focusing an Object


    Oct 20 2008 | 9:59 am
    How can I focus an object by sending it a message? Specifically I want to focus a textedit object on load for a dialog box but it would also be useful to be able to do this for numbers.
    It's a pain to have to click every time in the textedit for a dialog entry.

    • Oct 20 2008 | 10:17 am
    • Oct 20 2008 | 10:25 am
      Is this normal behaviour? When a patcher is closed should textedit automatically output the text?
      Here's a basic custom dialog that always outputs the text when closed whether I tell textedit to output or not.
    • Oct 21 2008 | 8:16 am
      fairesigneaumachiniste schrieb:
      > Is this normal behaviour? When a patcher is closed should textedit
      > automatically output the text?
      Depends on the perspective. I think it is counter intuitive, and the
      reason is, as soon the focus is lost (also by clicking elsewhere) it
      will output the text. Closing the window is defocusing...
      I guess the solution would be an additional attribute "defocus enters
      text" which could then be unchecked...
      > Here's a basic custom dialog that always outputs the text when closed
      > whether I tell textedit to output or not.
      Here's my workaround, which should still work if that (wrong) behavior
      is corrected...
      (I prefer a gate, as the zl reg solution would not allow to enter the
      text after typing, which should close the window as well...)
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    • Oct 21 2008 | 9:10 am
      Quote: stefantiedje wrote on Tue, 21 October 2008 10:16
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      > fairesigneaumachiniste schrieb:
      > > Is this normal behaviour? When a patcher is closed should textedit
      > > automatically output the text?
      >
      > Depends on the perspective. I think it is counter intuitive, and the
      > reason is, as soon the focus is lost (also by clicking elsewhere) it
      > will output the text. Closing the window is defocusing...
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      Thanks for explaining that. I understand now. An option for not outputing when focus is lost would be useful. For the time being though, your solution works well. Thanks.