[PD] gui and abstraction

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Wed Sep 22 09:33:35 CEST 2004

Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
>>when i make a abstraction and make the gui visible on parent patch, i dont
>>know to handle with the size and the proportion...? i know that i can place
> I do this in the following way: 

what i have found most convenient is:
1) use only gui-objects from the former iem_gui (sliders, toggles, 
number2!, ...)
2) put all the gui-elements approximately where they should be

3) now: assign an object a receive-label "dummy"
4) close the GoP-abstraction
5) use the messages "size <x> <y>" and "pos <x> <y>" sent to "dummy" to 
  remote-control the position of the object
6) iterate 3-5 until all objects are placed correctly

7) of course there are shortcuts, when all the elements are aligned on a 


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