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Send messages out of a patcher


outlet can be used within a patcher to transmit messages outside that patcher. Each outlet object in a patch will show up as an outlet at the bottom of an object box when the patcher is used inside another patcher (as an object or a subpatch). Messages received in the outlet object embedded within a subpatch will come out of the corresponding outlet in the subpatch's object box within the patcher that contains it.




(mouse) Double-clicking on an outlet object will open the parent patch or bring it to front.


Name Type g/s Description
comment object Sets the mouse-over Assistance message for the outlet. This value can only be set using the Comment setting in the inlet object's Inspector.

Information for box attributes common to all objects


anything: Any messages received by outlet in a subpatch are sent out the outlet of that subpatch, through patch cords.


Outlets of the subpatch object correspond to the outlet objects inside the subpatch

See Also

Name Description
bpatcher Embed a visible subpatch inside a box
forward Send remote messages to a variety of objects
inlet Receive messages from outside a patcher
patcher Create a subpatch within a patch
receive Receive messages without patch cords
send Send messages without patch cords
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