Open a dialog to ask for a file or folder
Use the opendialog object to select a file of a specific type or folder from a standard dialog window. To choose a folder, use the "fold" type. opendialog reports the entire pathname of the file or folder chosen, which can be passed to any Max object after the word or .
Sets opendialog to choose folders only
Use this argument to list audio files (AIFF, NeXT/Sun, and WAV, along with some generic data file types). The QuickTime appendix lists all the files that can be opened.
One or more symbols set the list of file types that determine which files are listed by the opendialog object.
Common Box Attributes
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.adds the object to the background layer, 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.
Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:
0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'
Sets the object's font.
Sets the object's font size (in points).
hidden [int] (default: 0)
Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.
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]
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]
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]
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.
Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.
0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'
If the dialog box is cancelled by the user, amessage is sent out the right outlet.
Out left outlet: The absolute pathname of the file chosen by the user as a symbol. The output pathnames contain slash separators.
Absolute pathnames look like this:
The conformpath object can be used to convert paths of one pathtype and/or pathstyle to another.
|conformpath||Convert file paths styles|
|dialog||Open a dialog box for text entry|
|dropfile||Drag and drop files|
|date||Report current date and time|
|filedate||Report the modification date of a file|
|filein||Read and access a file of binary data|
|filepath||Manage and report on the Max search path|
|folder||List the files in a folder|
|savedialog||Open a dialog asking for a filename|
|strippath||Separate filename from a full pathname|