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'Lock' a message's size

February 19, 2014 | 7:06 am

I am getting long lists in message boxes which at some point start to cover other objects. Is there a way to lock the size of a message box so that it displays for example only the first 10 characters and then three dots to show it continues?

February 19, 2014 | 7:35 am

You can do this kind of things with a textbutton, or even an umenu (although there is still a bug with umenu, if c74 is reading…).


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February 19, 2014 | 7:58 am

But that converts the list to a symbol so I cannot use the list further down the road.

February 19, 2014 | 8:38 am

@patrick do you have an example?

February 20, 2014 | 12:10 am

thinksamuel, sorry to hijack your thread!

Bonjour ej,

Of course I have an example (I already sent it twice to support in 2013: may 6 (#7534) & nov 12). Here it is again. As you see, nothing dramatic, just annoying!


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February 20, 2014 | 3:08 am

Patrick: there is also a limitation to 2048 characters for a symbol. I think the easiest thing is to put the list in a subpatch containing only that messagebox. If you know something else, better still.

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