Folder/ file path stuff

    Jul 19 2013 | 11:23 am
    Hi all,
    I'm currently using [opendialog fold] to load some umenus with file names. What I'd like to do is split the folder into a list of all the individual file names before going to the umenus. How do I got about doing this?

    • Jul 19 2013 | 3:06 pm
    • Jul 19 2013 | 4:33 pm
      Have a look at [folder].
    • Jul 19 2013 | 10:30 pm
      That doesn't seem to be doing the trick. It works fine with the [folder] going into an umenu, but with a set up like this
      It just seems to be outputting one element of the list of files and how many files are in the folder. What I want is the whole list of files so I can split them up individually.
    • Jul 20 2013 | 12:40 am
      yes, because it outputs all the elements sequentially, not at once. you should rahter plug a [print] at the outlet of an object you don't know that you want to test, not a message box, a message box will only display the last element that it has received.
      That said, it's slightly a bit tricky to use [folder] in the above patch, because unlike most of the max objects, the leftmost outlet - which is all the elements in requested folder output sequentially - comes out first, and the rightmost outlet - which is the actual size of the list - comes out last. In this patch you can't set the size of [zl group] by the size of the list, because it so happens that if you change the size of the [zl group] it empties its content, and as the size information would come to him after the elements od the list (leftmost outlet), it would be emptied of its content.
    • Jul 20 2013 | 8:31 am
      Yeah using message boxes is a habit I've formed which I should get out of.
      Thanks though that actually work exactly how I want.
    • Jul 21 2013 | 12:27 am
      glad to help :)