Specifies the number of inlets, in addition to the leftmost inlet. If there is no argument, there are two additional inlets.
An optional second argument can be used to specify which inlet is initially open. The default is 0 (i.e., none).
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.
Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.
0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'
If the number in the left inlet is less than 0, its absolute value is used to determine which inlet to open. (opens inlet 1, opens inlet 2, etc.) If the absolute value of the number is greater than the number of existing inlets, messages are received in the rightmost inlet.
|forward||Send messages to specified receive objects|
|funnel||Tag data with its inlet number|
|gate||Pass input to an outlet|
|ggate||Send input to one of two outlets|
|gswitch||Select output from two inlets|
|receive||Receive messages without patch cords|
|router||Route messages to multiple locations|
|send||Send messages without patch cords|
|Max Basic Tutorial 21: Controlling Data Flow||Max Basic Tutorial 21: Controlling Data Flow|