textedit/pattr in Max for Live device

    May 11 2010 | 10:53 am
    Apologies if I've missed this somewhere else.
    I'm having an issue with pattr not saving values from a textedit, when set by an external and not actually typed by the user. There's some custom code involved so here's a screenshot / description :
    The ptline external, when sent an empty string or NULL, will generate a UUID as a symbol, which I'd like to save across runs. If given a UUID, it'll instead use that - hence the pattr connection. What I've found however, is that while this patch saves just fine if I click in the textedit and hit return (thereby "setting" the text), but will regenerate the UUID if I save the set without manual intervention.
    Is my patching logic wrong here? Is there any way I can force the pattr to update?

    • May 17 2010 | 7:09 pm
      Thanks for the tips - I haven't been at the machine with my licenses for a couple of days so I haven't been able to try anything yet. Will get back as soon as I've had a chance to test this.