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inlet Reference

Receive messages from outside a patcher

inlet

Description

Receive messages from outside the patcher wherever it is embedded. Each inlet object in a patcher will show up as an inlet at the top of an object box when the patch is used inside another patcher (as an object or a subpatch). Messages sent into such an inlet will be received by the inlet object in the subpatch.

Examples

Inlets of the subpatch... correspond to the inlet objects in the subpatch

Discussion

A patcher can have a maximum of 250 signal inlets. The number of data inlets is a much bigger number than that.

Arguments

None.

Attributes

comment [object]7.0.0

Sets the mouse-over Assistance message for the inlet. This value can only be set using the Comment setting in the inlet object's Inspector.

cool [int] (default: 0)8.0.2

Show as Cold

style [symbol] (default: )7.0.0

Sets the style to be applied to the object. Styles can be set using the Format palette.

tricolor [4 floats]7.0.0

Sets the triangle color in RGBA format.

Common Box Attributes

Messages

(mouse)

Double-clicking on an inlet object will open the parent patch or bring it to front.

Output

anything

In a subpatch inlet sends out whatever messages it receives through patch cords from the patch that contains it.

See Also

Name Description
Organizing Your Patch Organizing Your Patch
Configuring Objects In A Patcher Configuring Objects In A Patcher
bpatcher
outlet
pcontrol
receive
send
Max Basic Tutorial 14: Encapsulation Max Basic Tutorial 14: Encapsulation