pattrstorage to clipboard?


    Jun 22 2008 | 2:19 am
    I'm building a Max5-based standalone for both Mac and Windows. In
    addition to allowing my users to be able to save the contents of a
    pattrstorage to file, I'd like to be able to have them copy its
    contents to the clipboard. Ideas on how I might go about this?
    Dan
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    Dan Nigrin
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    • Jun 22 2008 | 6:07 pm
      You could dump the contents to a coll? open the coll window and you can
      copy, edit and paste.
      pelado
      On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 4:19 AM, Dan Nigrin
      wrote:
      > I'm building a Max5-based standalone for both Mac and Windows. In addition
      > to allowing my users to be able to save the contents of a pattrstorage to
      > file, I'd like to be able to have them copy its contents to the clipboard.
      > Ideas on how I might go about this?
      >
      > Dan
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      > Dan Nigrin
      > Defective Records
      > 202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X / Major
      > Malfunction
      > http://www.defectiverecords.com
      > http://www.jackosx.com
      >
      >
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    • Jun 22 2008 | 10:47 pm
      bt
      On Jun 21, 2008, at 7:19 PM, Dan Nigrin wrote:
      > I'm building a Max5-based standalone for both Mac and Windows. In
      > addition to allowing my users to be able to save the contents of a
      > pattrstorage to file, I'd like to be able to have them copy its
      > contents to the clipboard. Ideas on how I might go about this?
      barry threw
      Media Art and Technology
      San Francisco, CA
      Work: 857-544-3967
      Email: bthrew (at) gmail (dot) com
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    • Jun 23 2008 | 11:37 am
      Thanks Barry - I definitely thought about using Java (or Javascript
      too), but then I ran into a stumbling block; I should have been more
      explicit in my original posting, but I want to store *the XML* format
      of the data in the pattrstorage to the clipboard -- basically what
      I'm trying to do is to pass the same contents that would be stored in
      a "write" operation to a file, but instead to redirect the output to
      the clipboard rather than to a file.
      Using a "dump" operation on the pattrstorage doesn't get the data in
      the XML format - and I do *not* look forward to converting it back to
      XML.
      I think I might need to appeal to Jeremy B for a feature request...
      ;-) Jeremy, are you there??
      Dan
      At 3:47 PM -0700 6/22/08, barry threw wrote:
      >http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/awt/datatransfer/Clipboard.html#Clipboard(java.lang.String)
      >
      >bt
      >
      >On Jun 21, 2008, at 7:19 PM, Dan Nigrin wrote:
      >
      >>I'm building a Max5-based standalone for both Mac and Windows. In
      >>addition to allowing my users to be able to save the contents of a
      >>pattrstorage to file, I'd like to be able to have them copy its
      >>contents to the clipboard. Ideas on how I might go about this?
      >
      >
      >barry threw
      >Media Art and Technology
      --
      Dan Nigrin
      Defective Records
      202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X / Major
      Malfunction
      http://www.defectiverecords.com
    • Jun 23 2008 | 11:42 am
      I am, but trying my very best to ignore this thread. :)
      This is not on my to-do list at the moment, and probably will never be a feature (unless you can demonstrate to me how all of the other data management objects in Max -- table, coll, qlist, etc. -- provide copy to clipboard functionality).
      Why don't you write the file and then read it back with Java or JS or something and get the data that way?
      Jeremy
    • Jun 23 2008 | 11:52 am
      At 1:42 PM +0200 6/23/08, Jeremy Bernstein wrote:
      >I am, but trying my very best to ignore this thread. :)
      >
      >This is not on my to-do list at the moment, and probably will never
      >be a feature (unless you can demonstrate to me how all of the other
      >data management objects in Max -- table, coll, qlist, etc. --
      >provide copy to clipboard functionality).
      They don't - but pattrstorage is way better than all those other
      lowly objects. ;-)
      >Why don't you write the file and then read it back with Java or JS
      >or something and get the data that way?
      Hey, now that's a nice idea to try, hadn't thought of that! OK, for
      now at least, you can remove the request from your to-do list! ;-)
      Thanks,
      Dan
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      Dan Nigrin
      Defective Records
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