[PD] Idea for contextual menus

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Jun 17 10:11:03 CEST 2008

I think it is an interesting idea worth trying. You might also be  
interested in the "iemguts" properties support for abstractions that  
IOhannes wrote.


On Jun 16, 2008, at 7:46 AM, Luke Iannini wrote:

> Yo,
> I just added an idea to http://puredata.info/dev/GuiIdeas and thought
> I'd post it here too for discussion, since one day I may get around to
> doing it (or perhaps someone else with more pd-hacking talent wants to
> :) )
> An object, [contextitem 1 Change colors...] would add a "Change
> colors..." item to either the current canvas, the parent of the object
> (when the object was right clicked), or both depending on the first
> argument (0, 1, or 2 respectively). The remaining arguments would
> specify the name of the context item (to allow for spaces), and the
> [contextitem] object would have a single outlet which would [bang(
> when the context item was clicked.
> This (combined with a state-saving solution) would allow emulation of
> "Properties" dialogs, and would be generally useful for embedding
> functionality in tight spaces.
> Cheers
> Luke
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