[PD] binding tools for widgets (was:Re: who is using [entry]?)

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Wed Nov 14 19:27:09 CET 2007

On Nov 14, 2007, at 12:27 PM, Patrice Colet wrote:

> Hans-Christoph Steiner a écrit :
>> Binding what to what?
> binding key, mouse, to widgets with having possibility to define  
> binding parameters, idealy, all the connections between widgets  
> could be done with tcl-tk, it would be a lot easier to patch, and  
> we could make nicer and more versatiles interfaces.

That would be very nice to have, but I am not addressing that yet.   
tot/tow/widget address that, AFAIK.  It would be nice to have that  
stuff working well in Pd-extended.  Any volunteers?

>> Using [canvas_name], [window_name], and [sys_gui],
> I've no clue about those objects, where do they come from?

I recently wrote them, they are in the 0.40.3-extended nightly builds.

>> (or toxy)
> I'm allready using tow or tot or I send directly parameters to  
> widgets, but it's not easy at all, one have to know perfectly pd  
> inside, and tcl-tk code, that's not my case.
> if using toxy/widget and .wid files could be replaced by something  
> easier that wouldn't need to reboot pd at each tries, and with  
> intelligible error messaging, it would be perfect, then many people  
> would be able to create original widgets, with repelling the design  
> limits imposed by actual widgets.

Federico, Matju and I have talked some about making a Tcl/Tk API for  
writing widgets for Pd.  But we haven't written any code yet.  The  
idea would be to extend Federico's tclpd to support the GUI API.



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