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(folder) vs (prefix) and autopopulate to fill a umenu?

August 31, 2010 | 5:21 pm

I’ve always been using a (folder) feeding into a (umenu) to make a list of files, however, I notice that sending a (prefix) message + enabling the autopopulate attribute does the same thing.

Are there any pros or cons to each approach?

August 31, 2010 | 7:49 pm

If I remember well, with the prefix method, the middle outlet of the umenu will give you the full file’s path while the folder method will only give you the file name.

September 1, 2010 | 10:46 pm

on a related note; we’ve been having a hell of a problematic time trying to get this to work on a osx-based system; umenu doesn’t populate properly, on either 5.1.4 or 5.1.5.
Could I bother a kind osx user to try it out? A little patch of like 8 objects would work perfectly fine, but drag it over to OSX and nothing.
We’re looking for populate, then count with the different concatenate/ignore options; basically the "gimme access to this folders content" deluxe.


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