Use the dict.serialize object to output a serialized form of the contents of dictionary in text format. The text may be Dictionary Syntax, JSON, or Base64-compressed forms of these formats.
Note: The colon (:) is a reserved character and is not supported in keys or values.
Different formats of serialization may be accessed by changing attributes to this object. However, these attributes should be used carefully.
- the mode attribute may choose between JSON and dictionary syntax
- the compress attribute will apply a compression algorithm
Apply compression to the serialized dictionary
Switch between dictionary syntax and JSON format
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'
|dict.deserialize||Create a dictionary from text|
|dict.group||Build a dictionary iteratively|
|dict.iter||Stream the content of a dictionary|
|dict.join||Merge the content of two dictionaries|
|dict.pack||Create a dictionary and set its values|
|dict.print||Post a dictionary to the Max Console|
|dict.slice||Split a dictionary into two dictionaries|
|dict.strip||Remove keys from a dictionary|
|dict.unpack||Extract values from a dictionary|
|dict.view||View the contents of a dictionary|
|dict||Create and access dictionaries|