UI Performace Q

    Jan 06 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Hi all, I currently use 64 texbutton objects to display a grid of 8x8 so I can independently control the colour of each cell (as far as I'm aware this isn't possible with the MAX matrixctrl object.
    My question is, would this have generally better performance if I wrote a jsui object to handle this instead of having all the textbutton objects?
    Would it be worth going as far as using jitter to do this?
    thx for any thoughts or insights..
    cheers, Lee

    • Jan 06 2014 | 11:06 pm
      Hard to say if the performance would be any different using other solutions. I typically switch modes like that primarily if I'm trying to scale something, if I need more control over look and feel, or to simplify a patch overall (less spaghetti). The benefits of moving to JSUI would primarily be simplifying the patch, getting more control over the look, and making a good messaging interface. Also probably easier to scale. Similarly, you could try working with a jit.pwindow->jit.matrix interface to do grid management. It's pretty much an aesthetic choice when you get down to it.
    • Jan 07 2014 | 9:27 am
      yes, much what I was thanking. thanks for the thoughts