How to Open a maxpat in a new window?


    Jul 30 2011 | 8:26 am
    How might one open a separate maxpat in a new window rather than as part of the current running app?
    Within the main app, I would like to click on a message button and have a another window open. Currently the separate functionality is in a .maxpat but could easily be put in another container if easier.
    Thank you for guidance, Peace

    • Jul 30 2011 | 8:33 am
      Take a look at [pcontrol]
    • Aug 11 2011 | 12:02 pm
      Thank you for your reply.
      How does [pcontrol] reference the specific [file].maxpat?
      Ie, there's no file name listed anywhere in the example or inspector attributes.
      is an object that begins with pcontrol_ automatically a pcontrol object for some ??? unknown patch?
      Tried adding the 'load' message followed by the name of the patch, but get "load: no such object"
    • Aug 11 2011 | 12:32 pm
      You need to encapsulate the patch you want to open, connect it to a pcontrol object and send pcontrol an "open message. Like this:
    • Aug 11 2011 | 12:49 pm
      Yes, this workaround works thank you!
    • Aug 11 2011 | 6:44 pm
      also look at the openfile/closefile messages to max in the documentation... it can be a little more dynamic.