'Lock' a message's size


    Feb 19 2014 | 3:06 pm
    I am getting long lists in message boxes which at some point start to cover other objects. Is there a way to lock the size of a message box so that it displays for example only the first 10 characters and then three dots to show it continues?

    • Feb 19 2014 | 3:35 pm
      You can do this kind of things with a textbutton, or even an umenu (although there is still a bug with umenu, if c74 is reading…).
    • Feb 19 2014 | 3:58 pm
      But that converts the list to a symbol so I cannot use the list further down the road.
    • Feb 19 2014 | 4:38 pm
      @patrick do you have an example?
    • Feb 20 2014 | 8:10 am
      thinksamuel, sorry to hijack your thread!
      Bonjour ej,
      Of course I have an example (I already sent it twice to support in 2013: may 6 (#7534) & nov 12). Here it is again. As you see, nothing dramatic, just annoying!
    • Feb 20 2014 | 11:08 am
      Patrick: there is also a limitation to 2048 characters for a symbol. I think the easiest thing is to put the list in a subpatch containing only that messagebox. If you know something else, better still.