Arguments can be a mix of ints, floats, or symbols. The number of arguments determines the number of outlets, in addition to the rightmost outlet. Each argument assigns a name or a number to an outlet. If there is no argument, there is one other outlet, which is assigned the number.
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'
The first item of any message received in the inlet is compared with the arguments. If it matches one of the arguments, the rest of the message is sent out the specified outlet. Otherwise, the entire message is passed out the rightmost outlet.
If the first item of a message matches one of the arguments, but the message has no additional items,is sent out the specified outlet.
|bucket||Pass numbers from outlet to outlet|
|forward||Send messages to specified receive objects|
|gate||Pass input to an outlet|
|join||Combine items into a list|
|pack||Create a list|
|receive||Receive messages without patch cords|
|routepass||Route a complete incoming message based on input matching|
|select||Output bangs based on input matching|
|send||Send messages without patch cords|
|sprintf||Format a message of words and numbers|
|zl||Process lists in many ways|
|Max Basic Tutorial 18: Data Collections||Max Basic Tutorial 18: Data Collections|