Simple but head-aching connect() issue, urgent!

    Apr 21 2006 | 3:15 pm
    Hi everyone
    Sorry for troubling you with such simple questions, but I spend hours
    on the problem and I couldn't find any answers on the mailing-list or
    in the JavaScriptInMaxPDF. Please!
    I create a gate object in js, like this:
    var theGate = this.patcher.newdefault(100 , 100, "gate");
    Now, I want to connect it to an dac~ obect i created in Max and named
    (via. name...) "theDac", and I guess Im supposed to do like this:
    this.patcher.connect(theGate, 0, theDac, 0);
    I get the error "Javascript ReferenceError: theDac is not defined".
    ~Carl Email

    • Apr 21 2006 | 5:45 pm
      what you set in Max-land is the "varname" property, and what the
      function "connect" uses is a javascript representation of a max
      object, very different.
      you need this code (or something similar) to get the js max object
      associated with the varname "theDac":
      var jsDac = this.patcher.getnamed("theDac");
      this.patcher.connect(theGate, 0, jsDac, 0);
    • Apr 22 2006 | 7:30 am
      Thank you Evan
      I tried getnamed() like you propose, but then Max crashes when I
      If I ask for the content of jsDac by post(jsDac) I get the reply
      "jsobject 0".
      Any ideas?
      ~Carl Email
    • Apr 22 2006 | 8:36 am
      If you post an example patch and JS file it will be much easier to help.
    • Apr 22 2006 | 8:41 am
      Is your "theDac" in the same patcher level as the js object? It should work
      then. Maybe try a different name? If you don't want max to crash do
      something like this:
      post("can't find dac!n)"
      Deleting or connecting objects that don't exist leads to crashes in js, so
      you have to always check for yourself. I'd like to see this get changed to a
      friendly error message one day..:-). thispatcher scripts don't crash on
      these things.
      hth, Thijs
    • Apr 22 2006 | 9:23 am
    • Apr 22 2006 | 9:41 am
      If you want help with your old patch explain what's bugging you or send the
      patch and I'll have a look. Otherwise good luck.
      Best, Thijs