ubumenu question


    Jan 12 2006 | 8:55 pm
    Hi all,
    Sorry if you got this earlier.
    Using regexp, based on something Patrick Delges posted last year, I'm
    finding the contents of a folder named "films" that resides in the
    same directory as a standalone. The folder contents populate an
    ubumenu as expected. What's not happening (that is expected) is for
    the ubumenus dumpout to report the number of items in the folder
    through the "populate" message.
    I imagine it's something obvious I'm missing, but I havent been able
    to figure it out. Or am I misunderstanding the messgae?
    I have an example of the application, patches and example files here :
    TIA,
    ~scott

    • Jan 15 2006 | 10:50 am
      This is a misunderstanding of how ubumenu's autopopulate feature
      works. If you use ubumenu to do your folder scanning, file gathering
      and so on, using the "prefix" message or the prefix field in the
      inspector, then autopopulate is relevant, and any files found in the
      "prefix" folder will be reported from the dumpout, preceded by the
      word "prefix". The way you're using it, you just want to send the
      message "count" to ubumenu, once you're finished with your appending
      stuff, or do what John suggested.
      However, I have never understood why people use the folder object AND
      the ubumenu object for managing folder contents. This is a good
      example of old habits dying hard. Here's your patch again, with
      "findmeshitsc" turned into a subpatch, and the folder object
      dismissed. Note that you had changed the prefix setting to "prefix"
      rather than "concatenate" -- for path stuff, concatenation is what
      you want.
      Cleaner and works as desired, when built into a standalone.
      jb