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dict.pack

Create a dictionary and set its values

Description

Use the dict.pack object to create a dictionary and set its values using dedicated inlets.

Examples

Discussion

Note: The colon (:) is a reserved character and is not supported in keys or values.

Arguments

name [symbol]

Optional

Name of the dictionary to create

default-values [list]

Optional

Dictionary syntax specifying initial keys and values composing the dictionary. See the "Dictionaries" vignette for more information on dictionary syntax.

Attributes

keys [256 symbols]

List of keys associated with the inlets

name [symbol]

Name associated with the created/sent dictionary

triggers [256 ints]

List of inlets that trigger output of the dictionary

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

Send out the dictionary

int

Arguments

value [int]
Define the value for the key associated with the inlet

float

Arguments

value [float]
Define the value for the key associated with the inlet

list

Arguments

value [list]
Define the value for the key associated with the inlet

anything

Arguments

value [list]
Define the value for the key associated with the inlet

dictionary

Arguments

value [symbol]
Define the value for the key associated with the inlet

See Also

Name Description
dict.deserialize Create a dictionary from text
dict.group Build a dictionary iteratively
dict.iter Stream the content of a dictionary
dict.join Merge the content of two dictionaries
dict.print Post a dictionary to the Max Console
dict.route Compare dictionaries
dict.serialize Convert a dictionary's content to text
dict.slice Split a dictionary into two dictionaries
dict.strip Remove keys from a dictionary
dict.unpack Extract values from a dictionary
dict.view View the contents of a dictionary
dict Create and access dictionaries
Dictionaries Dictionaries