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Get position of a bpatcher on load

Aug 28 2011 | 11:31 am

Title says it all; how can I get the position of a bpatcher within its parent patcher upon loading?
Banging a ‘window getsize’ message to a thispatcher within the bpatcher doesn’t appear to work, and anyway, this would get the patchers location relative to the screen origin, not the parent patcher’s,

Aug 28 2011 | 11:56 pm

You can do this with javascript, it looks like you’d need something like the following in a [js] object in the subpatch you have loaded into the [bpatcher]:

function loadbang() {
    loc =;
Aug 29 2011 | 2:08 am

If you want to avoid javascript, you can use pattr and the @bindto attribute:

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