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script move in bpatcher

Sep 01 2009 | 12:24 am


i have to do

"script size thing 20 28, script move thing 100 0"

with a GUI element.

it works great, but it does not work when it is inside a bpatcher,
which is where i need it.

in a bpatcher the "move" script moves to positions in the root level.
before you ask: yes of course, it is connected to a [thispatcher]
inside the bpatcher.

hopefully i have only missed something?

110 @max4

p.s.: measuring the relative position wont help, i need to move
the bpatcher around.


Sep 01 2009 | 6:13 am


You right. that’s weird.

fortunately "script sendbox thing patching_position $1 $2"
and "script sendbox thing patching_rect $1 $2 $3 4", etc. work fine.


Sep 01 2009 | 8:34 am

Yup, it’s been like that for ages…
You can use this to get the coords of the bpatcher and add, but it remains a pita – getorigin.js:

* get the coordinates of the bpatcher box – jasch 20060914

function bang()

Sep 01 2009 | 12:17 pm

ok guys, it seems i will have to use "offset" or "offsetfrom", hopefully that
will work through all systems.

it is a little bit more work to calculate the positions with that but
at least it doesnt run accross the screen like a 055+36 experiment.


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