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prepend

Add a message in front of input

Description

Prepends any input messages with a stored message.

Examples

Symbols can be combined into meaningful messages with prepend

Arguments

message [symbol]

Sets the message to be prepended at the beginning of incoming messages. The first argument must be a symbol.

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

The message stored in prepend is attached to the beginning of the message received in the inlet, and the combined message is sent out its outlet followed by the word "bang").

int

Arguments

input [int]
The integer stored in prepend is attached to the beginning of the message received in the inlet, and the combined message is sent out its outlet.

float

Arguments

input [float]
The float stored in prepend is attached to the beginning of the message received in the inlet, and the combined message is sent out its outlet.

list

Arguments

input [list]
The list stored in prepend is attached to the beginning of the message received in the inlet, and the combined message is sent out its outlet.

anything

Arguments

input [list]
The message stored in prepend is attached to the beginning of the message received in the inlet, and the combined message is sent out its outlet.

set

Arguments

message [list]
The word set , followed by any message, will replace the message stored in prepend, without triggering output.

Output

anything

The message received in the inlet is combined with the message stored in prepend, and then sent out the outlet. The maximum allowed length of any constructed message is 256 items.

See Also

Name Description
append Append arguments to the end of a message
message Send any message
route Select outlet based on input matching