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Blink and send a bang

Description

button blinks when you send it any message, and it sends out a bang when you click on it.

Examples

Triggers other messages and processes.... Converts other messages to a bang

Arguments

None.

Attributes

bgcolor [4 floats]

Sets the background color of the button object in RGBA format.

blinkcolor [4 floats]

Sets the blink color of the button object in RGBA format. The blinkcolor attribute is mapped to the color style color.

outlinecolor [4 floats]

Sets the outline color of the button object in RGBA format. The outlinecolor attribute is mapped to the elementcolor style color.

style [symbol]7.0.0

Sets the style to be applied to the object. Styles can be set using the Format palette.

Common Box Attributes

annotation [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in the Clue window when the user moves the mouse over the object.

background [int] (default: 0)

Adds or removes the object from the patcher's background layer. background 1 adds the object to the background layer, background 0 removes it. Objects in the background layer are shown behind all objects in the default foreground layer.

color [4 floats]

Sets the color for the object box outline.

fontface [int]

Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:

plain
bold
italic
bold italic

Possible values:

0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'

fontname [symbol]

Sets the object's font.

fontsize [float]

Sets the object's font size (in points).

Possible values:

'8'
'9'
'10'
'11'
'12'
'13'
'14'
'16'
'18'
'20'
'24'
'30'
'36'
'48'
'64'
'72'

hidden [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.

hint [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in as a pop-up hint when the user moves the mouse over the object in a locked patcher.

ignoreclick [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object ignores mouse clicks in a locked patcher.

patching_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 100. 0.)

Sets the position and size of the object in the patcher window.

position [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's x and y position in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its size unchanged.

presentation [int] (default: 0)

Sets whether an object belongs to the patcher's presentation.

presentation_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 0. 0.)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in the patcher's presentation, leaving its patching position unchanged.

rect [4 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation).

size [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's width and height in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its position unchanged.

textcolor [float]

Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.

textjustification [int]

Text Justification

Possible values:

0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'

varname [symbol]

Sets the patcher's scripting name, which can be used to address the object by name in pattr, scripting messages to thispatcher, and the js object.

Messages

bang

See the anything listing

int

Arguments

input [int]
See the anything listing

float

Arguments

input [float]
See the anything listing

list

Arguments

input [list]
See the anything listing

anything

Arguments

input [list]
When any message is received in the inlet, button flashes briefly and a bang is sent out the outlet.

(mouse)

Clicking on the button object will cause it to blink briefly and send a bang out the outlet.

Output

bang

A mouse click or any message in the inlet causes button to blink and output a bang .

See Also

Name Description
bangbang Output a bang from many outlets
loadbang Send a bang when a patcher is loaded
loadmess Send a message when a patch is loaded
matrixctrl Matrix switch control
pictctrl Picture-based control
trigger Send input to many places
ubutton Transparent button
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