[PD] load subpatch inside a patch

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Tue Jun 23 15:55:28 CEST 2009

budi prakosa wrote:
> hello all,
> is it possible to load subpatch inside a patch on runtime from a list of
> subpatches?

in Pd-lingo a "subpatch" means a canvas ("window") stored within a patch.
since it isstored with the patch, it makes little sense to try "loading" 
it at runtime (it's already loaded...)

in Pd-lingo, an "abstraction" means a canvas ("window") stored on disk 
to be used by another patch as an ordinary object.

it can be loaded at runtime by e.g. using "File->Open" or equivalent.

equivalents are (for instance):
- [; pd open mypatch.pd path(
- using dynamic patching to create any(!) object: [;pd-sub obj 100 100 
mypatch( will create an object [mypatch] in the subpatch named "sub".

all of this is non-official and thus thou shall not complain if things 
break in future Pd-releases.

> maybe by using playlist object?

whatever pleases you.

anyhow, in general i would recommend to not use any dynamic features and 
instead turn on/off (sub)patches at runtime by a clever use of [switch~] 
and [spigot] and whatnot.

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