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comment

Explanatory note or label

Description

comment displays text which is typed into it in order to serve as a label or explanatory text.

Examples

Elucidate.......... Label......... Make functional (covered with a ubutton)

Arguments

None.

Attributes

bgcolor [4 floats]

Sets the background color of the comment box in RGBA format. The bgcolor attribute is mapped to the clearcolor style color.

bubble [int] (default: 0)

Enable bubble comments

bubblepoint [float] (default: 0.5)

Bubble Arrow Point (0-1)

bubbleside [int] (default: 1)

Sets the side from which the arrow will originate on bubble comments.

Possible values:

0 = 'Top'
1 = 'Left'
2 = 'Bottom'
3 = 'Right'

bubbletextmargin [int] (default: 5)

Bubble Text Margin

style [symbol]7.0.0

Style

suppressinlet [int] (default: 0)7.1.0

Suppress Inlet

underline [int] (default: 0)

Toggles underlining the comment's text. This value can only be set using the Underline setting in the comment object's Inspector.

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

append

Arguments

message [list]
The word append followed by any message will set the comment object to display that message after any text which it already contains.

prepend

Arguments

message [list]
The word prepend followed by any message will set the comment object to display that message before any text which it already contains.

set

Arguments

message [list]
The word set followed by any message will set the comment object to display that message.

Output

(visual)

comment has no outlets, sends no output, and does not affect patch functionality.

See Also

Name Description
ubutton Transparent button
textedit Enter text
message Send any message
textbutton Button with text
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