[PD] vertical column of msg boxes

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Wed Feb 10 15:08:51 CET 2010

I prefer to line them up on a 45 degree line. See tcpclient-help for 
example. That way you can see the whole message box.
Another idea would be to make sure the lines are always drawn _behind_ 
the boxes.


Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
> Hello,
>      I've been doing a lot of work with the help patches, and I've noticed 
> the following idiom: a column of msg boxes lined up neatly above an object.  
> Each message box is connected to the object box below.
> So you get one straight vertical line down the inlet of the msg 
> boxes to the object.  This obscures the individual connections, of course, 
> but has the benefit of organizing the msg boxes logically and making it 
> easy to scan the text in each one.
> Now here's the problem: if you use this idiom, the wires overlap with the 
> leftmost pixel of the first character in the message, making the first 
> word or number a little hard to read.
> First question: does anyone have objections to this idiom being used 
> in general in Pd?  If not, then would it be possible to move the text in 
> message boxes over one or two pixels to improve readability?
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
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