intro to jsextensions folder please?

    Jan 21 2012 | 5:40 pm
    Could someone please post a brief intro/tutorial for the jsextensions folder?

    • Jan 22 2012 | 8:28 pm
      If you have any javascript objects (functions/constants/etc) that you want to be available globally in every [js] object, then save them in the jsextensions folder as a new file (this way the file won't get overwritten during incremental software updates to max as a whole). It's like being able to #include snippets of code that you find most useful and use repeatedly.
      For example I have a file in jsextensions that includes a functions for parsing @style attributes typed in to the [js] object - much easier to call one line of code than copy/paste the whole lot into every javascript I write!
    • Jan 22 2012 | 9:20 pm
      Many thanks for the info
      1 question
      if I make a standalone, will the jsextensions get packaged with it?
    • Jan 22 2012 | 9:51 pm
      I have absolutely no idea but I would guess perhaps yes. Test it out and reply back and then everyone will know for sure!
    • Jan 23 2012 | 4:11 am
      Whats the benefit?I have JavaScript files in one of my folders outside the Max installation but in the max search path. They are really visible to my projects and won't get deleted if I upgrade max?
    • Jan 23 2012 | 5:25 am
      dhj: did u try making standalone?
      If so, success?
      If success, could you post specific instructions?
    • Jan 23 2012 | 12:41 pm
      I've never tried to make a standalone. Are you suggesting that js files don't get picked up for standalones unless they are in that special folder?
    • Jan 23 2012 | 5:35 pm
      dhj: no, the opposite
    • Jan 23 2012 | 7:02 pm
      If that's the case, then what's the problem -- you put them in a folder in your search path and they'll get picked up!
    • Jan 23 2012 | 8:44 pm
      I haven't done standalone at all yet, but thanks tons for the info