Forums > Max For Live

getting the ID of a certain Parameter from the Live API

Mar 19 2013 | 2:56 pm

I'm browsing the API documetatin for some time now, but can't find any examples if there is an easy way to get an ID of a certain parameter in a device (inside the device)…
As the code will be inside the device, it should be the "live.path" object with an argument i guess like "live.path this_device parameters ???" but don't know if there is any direct reference i can get to an automatable parameter somehow (not with mouseclick, i can do that)…

am i missing something, or ???

thx in advance for any help,


  1. m4l.jpg


Mar 19 2013 | 7:59 pm

To get the parameter ID you need calculating the path.


  1. Picture1.png


Mar 19 2013 | 10:49 pm

Thanx Broc, i see your example and understand but how i will know the parameter number? :) If i know the parameter number then certainly i can get the ID, but what if there is a certain knob in the device i want to get the ID of? How i can refer to that? how i can get what parameter number it is in the device? Also, is the parameter numbers dynamic (like the IDs) or the parameter number is always the same in a device?

Thanx again for the help,

Mar 20 2013 | 1:02 am

You can generate the list of parameter names which reflects the numbering.
Numbers in a device are always the same unless you add/delete a parameter.


  1. Picture2.png


Mar 20 2013 | 3:49 am

thanx Broc, i see then… i have to iterate the parameters and select the id i need! Thought maybe i can use the name in the path, but then it’s not the case… thanx again for your help!


Mar 19 2015 | 1:35 pm

why can’t I view the attachments? I can’t find the answer to this anywhere else

Mar 19 2015 | 1:56 pm

What’s your question?
The answer to the original question was ‘i have to iterate the parameters and select the id i need!’.
I’m willing to help if you give some specifics.

Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)

Forums > Max For Live