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midiinfo

Fill a pop-up menu with MIDI device names

Description

Outputs a series of messages which will set up a pop-up menu to a list of MIDI output devices when a bang is received. A number in midiinfo 's right inlet creates a list of MIDI input devices.

Examples

Get output device names for MIDI output objects... and for MIDI input objects

Arguments

None.

Attributes

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

In left inlet: Same as int , but doesn't send a set message after setting the umenu items. The equivalent message to bang for retrieving input device names is -1 in the right inlet.

int

Arguments

index [int]
In left inlet: Causes midiinfo to send out a series of messages containing the names of the current MIDI output devices. Those messages can be used to set the individual items of a pop-up umenu object connected to the midiinfo object's outlet. The number received in the midiinfo object's left inlet is then sent in a set message to set the currently displayed umenu item. In right inlet: Causes midiinfo to send out a series of messages containing the names of the current MIDI input devices. Those messages can be used to set the individual items of a pop-up umenu object connected to the midiinfo object's outlet. The number received in the midiinfo object's right inlet is then sent in a set message to set the currently displayed umenu item, unless the number is less than zero, in which case no set message is sent.

controllers

Arguments

index [int]
In left inlet: Causes midiinfo to send out a series of messages containing the names of all MIDI controllers (devices that transmit MIDI) in the current MIDI setup. Those messages can be used to set the individual items of a pop-up umenu object connected to the midiinfo object's outlet. The word controllers may be followed by a number, which sets the pop-up umenu to that item number after the menu items have been created.

Output

append

Immediately after sending the clear message, midiinfo sends an append message for each MIDI input or output device name, to set the items of a connected umenu object. The device names will be sent out in the order in which they appear in Max's MIDI Setup dialog.

clear

midiinfo first sends a clear message out its outlet to clear all the receiving umenu object's items.

set

If the incoming message to midiinfo is an integer greater than or equal to zero, a set message is sent after the append messages, to set the currently displayed menu item.

See Also

Name Description
midiin Output raw MIDI data
midiout Transmit raw MIDI data
umenu Pop-up menu
Max MIDI Tutorial 1: Basic MIDI Max MIDI Tutorial 1: Basic MIDI