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detect when user closes subpatch window

Feb 05 2011 | 8:37 pm

I’d like to find out when a user closes a subpatch window so that I can turn off a few gui features to improve overall performance.

Thanks much!

Feb 05 2011 | 9:36 pm

basically [closebang], and in your case probably with a [send].

Feb 06 2011 | 1:51 am

Thanks Roman, that worked to detect the window close, but loadbang does not work to detect opening because all of the subpatch loadbangs happen when the parent is loaded. I created a button that opens the subpatch window using [pcontrol], and set the "MySubpatchIsOpen"flag too. I hide the subpatch so that the user can’t double-click to open, thereby bypassing the setting of the flag.

Feb 06 2011 | 11:06 pm


[active] is great! I had never discovered it. Thanks so much for the info.


Feb 07 2011 | 6:49 am

be warned [active] can be very tricky during programming. whenever you
change something releated to it, you have to restart the patcher.

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