Outputs all of the file names in a given folder. This can be especially useful for loading a umenu.
The forward-slash character ( / ) is used as a path delineator. An initial slash at the beginning of a path indicates the boot volume. The Max application folder is referred to by using period-slash (e.g.: "./Cycling '74/max-help"), and the Cycling '74 folder may be referred to by using C74. A path on Macintosh systems is preceded by the name of the machine and a colon:
"Macintosh HD:/Users/Documents/max stuff/Desktop/phase_vocoder.pat"
On Windows systems, a path is preceded by a drive letter
The absolute path to a folder
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.
textcolor [4 floats]
Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.
Sets the justification for the object's text.
0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'
Out left outlet: Immediately following themessage, each filename in the specified folder is sent out in alphabetical order preceded by the word .
Out right outlet: When a pathname or a bang is received in the inlet, the number of items in the folder is sent out the right outlet.
|conformpath||Convert file paths styles|
|dropfile||Drag and drop files|
|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|
|pcontrol||Open and close subwindows|