Open a dialog asking for a filename
Opens a file dialog for selection or entry of a filename to write. savedialog takes a list of one or more file types and allows you to save a file and choose a type for it.
To choose a folder, use the "fold" type. savedialog reports the entire pathname of the file or folder chosen, which can be passed to any Max object after the word or .
Sets one or more file types that will be displayed as choices for the user. The symbolspecifies that the dialog box should let the user choose only folders.
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'
Out right outlet: If the user chooses Cancel in the dialog box, a bang is sent out.
Out left outlet: The absolute pathname of the file 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.
Out middle outlet: The four-letter filetype code which specifies the filetype currently selected.
|conformpath||Convert file paths styles|
|dialog||Open a dialog box for text entry|
|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|
|opendialog||Open a dialog to ask for a file or folder|