The arguments to the jstrigger object may be either constants or expressions. Constants are numbers or symbols. For each constant, an outlet will be created, and the constant value will be sent out the corresponding outlet when the object receives a message in its left inlet. For example, jstrigger with the arguments would send out the right outlet, followed by out the middle outlet, followed by out the left outlet.
For each expression, an outlet will be created, and the value of the expression will be sent out the corresponding outlet when the jstrigger object receives a message in its left inlet.
Note that any use of semicolons or commas in an object box require a preceding backslash (\) character, otherwise you will see the following error message in the Max Console and the object will not be created:
* error: object box has comma or semicolon
In addition, it is strongly recommended to use single quotes (') rather than double quotes to define string literals. The use of double quotes can produce unexpected results in jstrigger when the object is saved and recreated in a patcher.
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:
bold italic Possible values:
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.
JS Painter File
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'
When the jstrigger object receives a message in its inlet, the expressions are evaluated from right to left and their results are sent out the corresponding outlets from right to left.
|bangbang||Output a bang from many outlets|