is it possible to read the varname of an object that sends a message to a js object

    Jun 16 2009 | 8:01 pm
    the title is my question i started to post this question in the general forum - but i think it belongs to this one.
    i attached a patch to illustrate what i mean. in the original scripts i have a huge amount of ubuttons, that dynamically connect to other object. is it possible for a js (or any other object)which object is sending a message?
    thanks for any reply!

    • Jun 16 2009 | 10:59 pm
      meanwhile i found a solution for my patch: if i use the jsui instead of the ubuttons. but nevertheless i think it is an interesting question as this seems to be a very basic information max needs to generate in order to make a patch run. but is this information via api accessible?
      so still happy for suggestions.
    • Jun 17 2009 | 11:49 am
      Thats clever, I would never have thought of using the "ignoreclick" property! Here's a modification that checks the varname attribute using a regular expression. This means that including another [button] in your patch that is click enabled (with or without a scripting name) will not break the result.
      var result;
      var pattern = /^b[d+]$/;
      function bang() {
          post ("go!n");
      function whois() {
          result = "no";
          this.patcher.apply (find_bang);
          outlet (0, result);
      function find_bang(a) {
          if (a.maxclass == "button" && !a.ignoreclick && pattern.test(a.varname)) {
              result = a.varname ;
          return true;
    • Jun 17 2009 | 10:59 pm
      Thanks for all your contributions!