wanted: how do you track mouseover?


    Apr 18 2006 | 3:37 am
    during the last 12 hours i am using MAX again (yes
    normally i only post to the forum but not use the app).
    and whenever i use MAX i run into unanswered questions
    on my imaginary "to ask somebody later" list.
    PLEASE i need something which is
    1.
    transparent and can track mouseover/not mouseover
    or
    2.
    can track mouse position relative to the patcher
    window (mousestate uses the monitor)
    i simply want to create a "mouseover effect"
    with 2 pictures like every idiot does it for html.
    jsui is not an option in 4.1 and it is too slow anyway.
    in [lcd] it is very slow and make troubadour when
    you start to place other GUI stuff over it (which
    i might need to do.)
    -110 on coffeeeeinn

    • Apr 18 2006 | 4:38 pm
      Roman Thilenius wrote:
      > 2.
      > can track mouse position relative to the patcher
      > window (mousestate uses the monitor)
      I don't know if mousestate of 4.1 knows the mode message, but if it does
      this should work....
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    • Apr 19 2006 | 11:10 am
      On 18 avr. 06, at 18:38, Stefan Tiedje wrote:
      > Roman Thilenius wrote:
      >> 2. can track mouse position relative to the patcher window
      >> (mousestate uses the monitor)
      >
      > I don't know if mousestate of 4.1 knows the mode message, but if it
      > does this should work....
      No, it doesn't (it arrives with 4.5.4). So you have to ask
      thispatcher for the window position.
      Best,
      ej
    • Apr 19 2006 | 2:12 pm
      You can use the 'hover' object by Tim Place, it reports the name of the object it is hovering over... This could easily be used for this purpose....
      I've used it to make a drag 'n' drop filebrowser... using Topher Lafata's filebrowser.mxj and any named object for dropping the files onto - i.e. waveform
    • Apr 19 2006 | 2:44 pm
      Quote: spleef wrote on Wed, 19 April 2006 08:12
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      > You can use the 'hover' object by Tim Place, it reports the name of the object it is hovering over... This could easily be used for this purpose....
      >
      > I've used it to make a drag 'n' drop filebrowser... using Topher Lafata's filebrowser.mxj and any named object for dropping the files onto - i.e. waveform
      i hate using third party stuff but this sound
      very useful for me i might try it!
      hopefully i can turn it off from polling when not needed.