[PD] buttonbar GUI plugin

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Fri Dec 3 16:28:48 CET 2010

On Dec 3, 2010, at 8:45 AM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> On Fri, 3 Dec 2010, Chris McCormick wrote:
>> Whoa, this is way cool! Do these plugins work in Vanilla Pd 0.43?  
>> How do I install it?
> After I developed Pd's original buttonbar, I realised that it's not  
> particularly useful. Keyboard shortcuts are a lot more useful. The  
> buttonbar is bit more comfortable if it supports drag-n-drop. This  
> is something I haven't implemented, and Hans hasn't implemented  
> either.
> However, Hans implemented auto-hide. (Instead, I had an editmode  
> toggle in the bar)
> I wonder what the auto-hide thing means in terms of how big patch  
> windows are when they open.

Funny, I started out doing it to test the idea of hiding/showing  
something based on editmode, but then it grew into a life of its own.   
Right now, I find the behavior a little annoying, the canvas stays the  
same size, and the buttonbar is inserted at the top, so it moves the  
canvas down.  I think it would work better to have the button bar show  
up at the bottom if its going to expand the window size.  Or the other  
option is that it covers part of the canvas and the window stays the  
same size, but that I think would be harder to implement since Pd  
wants to control the size of the canvas.

Another thing I think should be possible as a plugin is to have a  
right-click menu bar of those buttons.



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