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capture

Store values to view or edit

Description

Stores up to 512 items in the order they are received for viewing, editing, and saving.

Examples

Collect numbers to paste into a table... or just to see what's been going on

Arguments

maximum [int]

Optional

The first argument sets a maximum number of items to store. If there is no argument, capture will store up to 512 items. Once the maximum has been exceeded, the earliest stored item is dropped as each new item is received.

display-format [symbol]

Optional

If the second argument is a , all items will be displayed in ASCII form in the editing window. If the second argument is x , all numbers will be displayed in hexadecimal form in the editing window. If the second argument is m , numbers less than 128 are displayed in decimal, and numbers greater than 128 are in hexadecimal. If there is no argument, all items are displayed in decimal.

Attributes

precision [int]

Float Precision

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

int

Arguments

input [int]
Numbers or symbols are stored in the order in which they are received.

float

Arguments

input [float]
Numbers or symbols are stored in the order in which they are received.

list

Arguments

input [list]
All numbers and/or symbols in the list are stored in order from first to last.

anything

Arguments

input [list]
All numbers and/or symbols are stored in order from first to last.

(mouse)

Double-clicking on the object in a locked patcher will open a window which displays all values stored internally.

clear

Erases the contents of a capture object.

dump

Outputs the contents of the capture object, one item at a time, out the left outlet.

count

Arguments

input [int]
Sends the number of items collected since the last count message out the right outlet of the capture object.

open

Causes the window associated with the capture object to become visible. The window is also brought to the front. Double-clicking on the capture object in a locked patcher has the same effect.

wclose

Closes the window associated with the capture object.

write

Arguments

filename [symbol]
The word write , followed by a symbol, saves the contents of the capture object into a text file, using the symbol as the filename.

Output

int

Out right outlet: The number of items received since last count message was received is sent out the right outlet in response to a count message.

int, float, symbol

Out left outlet: The captured contents are sent out the left outlet, one at a time, in response to the dump message.

Double-clicking on capture (when the patcher window is locked) opens an editing window in which the stored numbers can be viewed and edited. Editing the window does not actually alter the contents of capture, but is useful for cutting and pasting values into a table or a separate file. (Although capture can continue to store items while the editing window is open, the editing window is not updated. It must be closed and reopened to view the newly stored items.)

See Also

Name Description
itable Data table editor
text Format messages as a text file