Abstracts the contents of a patcher or subpatcher for use in other patchers, displaying only those visual elements which are desired. The number of inlets and outlets in a bpatcher object is determined by the number of inlet and outlet objects contained in its subpatch window.
args [256 atoms] (default: )
When followed by a number of ints, floats, or symbols, this attribute lets you input arguments to your patcher which will be saved along with the main patch.
bgcolor [4 floats] (default: 1. 1. 1. 1.)
Sets the background color of the patcher visible in the bpatcher window.
embed [int] (default: 0)
Toggles the ability to embed the subpatch you are using and save it as part of the main patch (just as with a patcher object) instead of the subpatch being saved in a separate file. This value can only be set using the Embed Patcher in Parent setting in the bpatcher object's Inspector. The default behavior is 0 (save the subpatch as a separate file).
name [symbol] (default: <none>)
Common Box Attributes
If the Shift and Command keys on Macintosh or Shift and Control keys on Windows are held down while clicking on a bpatcher object, dragging the mouse moves the upper-left corner of the visible part of the patch inside the box. The Assistance area of the patcher window shows the pixel values of the offset. If Enable Drag-Scrolling is unchecked in the bpatcher Inspector window, this feature is disabled.
If the Command and Option keys on Macintosh or Control and Alt keys on Windows are held down while clicking in a bpatcher object, a pop-up menu allows you to open the original file of the patch contained inside the box in its own window, or change the patch currently contained inside the box in its own window.
To use the message feature via scripting messages, give your bpatcher object a Scripting Name using the Inspector, then use the message to send the message to the named bpatcher object.
|Sharing Max Patchers||Sharing Max Patchers|
|Organizing Your Patch||Organizing Your Patch|
|Configuring Objects In A Patcher||Configuring Objects In A Patcher|
|Max Interface Tutorial 1: bpatchers||Max Interface Tutorial 1: bpatchers|
|Search Path||Search Path|