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print

Print any message in the Max Console

Description

print will print any input into the Max Console for debugging, messaging, or analysis purposes.

Examples

Used for displaying output, or for notifying when an event takes place

Arguments

identifier [anything]

Optional

The argument is an identifier for the print object. Each message printed in the Max Console is preceded by the name of the print object. The name can be either a number or a word. If there is no argument, the name of the print object is print . Using an argument to print can help distinguish the output of two or more print objects.

Attributes

popup [int] (default: 0)

Popup When Message Received

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

Performs the same function as anything .

int

Arguments

input [int]
Performs the same function as anything .

float

Arguments

input [float]
Performs the same function as anything .

list

Arguments

input [list]
Performs the same function as anything .

anything

Arguments

input [list]
Messages are not interpreted by the print object. They are simply printed verbatim in the Max Console.

(mouse)

Double-clicking on any print object opens the Max Console or brings it to the front.

Output

anything

There are no outlets. The message received in the inlet is printed in the Max Console.

See Also

Name Description
Max Basic Tutorial 1: Hello Max Basic Tutorial 1: Hello
Max Basic Tutorial 2: Bang! Max Basic Tutorial 2: Bang!