Receive messages from outside a patcher
inlet can be used within a patcher to receive messages from outside the patcher wherever it is embedded. Each inlet object in a patcher will show up as an inlet at the top of an object box when the patch is used inside another patcher (as an object or a subpatch). Messages sent into such an inlet will be received by the inlet object in the subpatch. A patcher can have a maximum of 250 signal inlets. The number of data inlets is a much bigger number than that.
|| Double-clicking on an inlet object will open the parent patch or bring it to front.
|| Sets the mouse-over Assistance message for the inlet. This value can only be set using the Comment setting in the inlet object's Inspector.
In a subpatch inlet sends out whatever messages it receives through patch cords from the patch that contains it.
Inlets of the subpatch... correspond to the inlet objects in the subpatch