mc.target

Format messages to control MC objects

Description

The mc.target object simpifies creating the setvalue messages used to target specific instances within MC wrapper objects.

Examples

Arguments

prepend [symbol]

Optional

A symbol argument, if present, sets a message to use in setvalue message output. For example, if the argument is tree, the resulting message output for voice index 1 and an int with a value of 10 would be setvalue 1 tree 10.

initial voice [int]

Optional

An int argument, if present, sets the initial value of the voice index. By default the voice index is initially 0. setvalue 0 tells the MC wrapper to send the message following the 0 to all instances.

Attributes

append [atom]

The append attribute can be set to one or more items to place at the end of the setvalue message produced by the object. By default nothing is appended.

prepend [atom]

The prepend attribute can be set to one or more items to place at the beginning of the arguments to the setvalue message produced by the object (in other words, setvalue always comes first). By default nothing is prepended.

Common Box Attributes

annotation [symbol]

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. background 1 adds the object to the background layer, background 0 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.

fontface [int]

Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:

plain
bold
italic
bold italic

Possible values:

0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'

fontname [symbol]

Sets the object's font.

fontsize [float]

Sets the object's font size (in points).

Possible values:

'8'
'9'
'10'
'11'
'12'
'13'
'14'
'16'
'18'
'20'
'24'
'30'
'36'
'48'
'64'
'72'

hidden [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.

hint [symbol]

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]

g/s(set)

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]

g/s(set)

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]

g/s(set)

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 [float]

Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.

textjustification [int]

Sets the justification for the object's text.

Possible values:

0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'

varname [symbol]

Sets the patcher's scripting name, which can be used to address the object by name in pattr, scripting messages to thispatcher, and the js object.

Messages

bang

In left inlet: bang is repeated to the left outlet preceded by setvalue and the current voice index.

int

In left inlet: The number is repeated to the left outlet preceded by setvalue and the current voice index.

In right inlet: Sets voice index (0 - 1024) to be used for subsequent setvalue messages triggered by messages received in the left inlet.

float

In left inlet: The number is repeated to the left outlet preceded by setvalue and the current voice index.

In right inlet: Converted to int. Sets the voice index (0 - 1024) to be used for subsequent setvalue messages triggered by messages received in the left inlet.

list

In left inlet: The list is repeated to the left outlet preceded by setvalue and the current voice index.

anything

In left inlet: The message is repeated to the left outlet preceded by setvalue and the current voice index.

voice

Arguments

index [int]
In any inlet: the word voice, followed by a number (0 - 1024), sets the voice index used for subsequent setvalue messages triggered by messages received in the left inlet.

See Also

Name Description
MC MC
Event-handling with MC Event-handling with MC
New MC Event Objects New MC Event Objects
MC Wrapper Polyphony MC Wrapper Polyphony
mc.makelist Create a list from non-signal output of MC objects
mc.targetlist Format messages based on inlet number for controlling MC objects
mc.voiceallocator~ Manage voice numbers for events
mc.noteallocator~ Manage voice numbers for MIDI note events