live.thisdevice reports three pieces of information about your Max Device. A message is automatically sent from the left outlet when the Max Device is opened and completely initialized, or when the containing patcher is part of another file that is opened. Additionally, a will be reported every time a new preset is loaded or the device is saved (and thus reloaded within the Live application). A or will be sent from the middle outlet when the Device is enabled or disabled, respectively. A or will be sent from the right outlet when preview mode for the Device is enabled or disabled, respectively. Used within Max, live.thisdevice functions essentially like the loadbang object. The middle and right outlets are inactive in this case.
Max for Live Device Type
0 = 'None'
1 = 'Audio'
2 = 'MIDI'
3 = 'Instrument'
Open in Presentation
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'
Note: This width is not automatically saved as part of the preset and/or Live set.
The message will return to the default condition where the width of the device is calculated by using the devices's visible objects.
|Max For Live||Max For Live|
|active||Send 1 when patcher window is active, 0 when inactive|
|button||Blink and send a bang|
|closebang||Send a bang on close|
|freebang||Send a bang when a patcher is freed|
|loadbang||Send a bang when a patcher is loaded|
|loadmess||Send a message when a patch is loaded|
|thispatcher||Send messages to a patcher|