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Accept messages from a specific inlet

Examples

'Listen' to only one inlet at a time, or ignore all inlets

Arguments

inlets [int]

Optional

Specifies the number of inlets, in addition to the leftmost inlet. If there is no argument, there are two additional inlets.

initial [int]

Optional

An optional second argument can be used to specify which inlet is initially open. The default is 0 (i.e., 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: Sends out the number of the open inlet, or 0 if all inlets are closed.

int

Arguments

inlet [int]
In left inlet: The number specifies an open inlet for receiving subsequent messages to be sent out the outlet. All inlets other than the designated open one are closed. If the number is 0, all inlets are closed.

float

Arguments

inlet [float]
In left inlet: Converted to int .

Output

anything

If the number in the left inlet is less than 0, its absolute value is used to determine which inlet to open. (-1 opens inlet 1, -2 opens inlet 2, etc.) If the absolute value of the number is greater than the number of existing inlets, messages are received in the rightmost inlet.

See Also

Name Description
forward Send messages to specified receive objects
funnel Tag data with its inlet number
gate Pass input to an outlet
ggate Send input to one of two outlets
gswitch Select output from two inlets
receive Receive messages without patch cords
router Route messages to multiple locations
send Send messages without patch cords
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