something like onDelete() callback in JS?


    Dec 24 2011 | 5:54 am
    Hi guys,
    I'm still primarily working in Max5, FYI.
    I've run into a scenario where I'm occasionally creating objects in the global Javascript space (i.e. someObject = new Object();), and looking for a way to automatically delete them (since garbage collection will never do so in this case, I believe).
    So, I'm wondering, is there an onDelete() type of callback that can be used when a [js] object gets deleted? Something like closebang, but called inside the object before the object gets deleted, providing a way to do some cleanup...
    best, Zachary

    • Dec 24 2011 | 10:23 am
      notifydeleted() ?
    • Dec 24 2011 | 10:50 am
      I only see notifydeleted() mentioned in one Java tutorial and can't find any mention of it in the JavaScript documentation (Max5). But it works! Thanks Oli.
      best, Zachary
    • Jan 06 2012 | 1:44 pm
      Thanks for mentioning it. We'll have it documented. Basically the function notifydeleted is called before your js/jsui object disappear so you can do some cleaning. There's some examples in the examples/jitter-examples/javascript folder.