actually, this is a sneaky 2-part question:
i'm using pddroidparty on a galaxy s2 phone (android) and would just like to make a box to display symbols in a large font - very similar to the [taplist] object in droidparty-abstractions. you can see how this object works by running the taplist patch in droidparty-tests.
first i did a really basic re-patching of the [taplist] abstraction to display symbols sent to a [receive] object, rather than reading them from a pre-defined list. this worked fine on my pc (almost - see question 2...). but on android there was nothing displayed - no box, no text - but the numbers in the standard numberbox kept ticking over, suggesting that there was still communication between the [taplist] object and the test patch.
thinking i was missing something, i did a dummy test: i simply copied the [taplist] object and pasted the copy into the same directory - "/droidparty-abstractions" - renaming it "taplist2". then in the "/droidparty-tests/taplist" directory i copied the droidparty_main test patch, pasting the copy into a new directory called "/droidparty-tests/taplist-test". the only thing i changed on the droidparty_main.pd patch was to change the name of the object from [taplist ...] to [taplist2 ...]. when i ran this patch on android the same thing happened - everything seems to run, but there's a blank white piece of screen where there should be a text box.
this has got me totally stumped. can anyone explain why an identical clone of the same abstraction would not work?? i've attached my [taplist2] abstraction so you can see it's identical to [taplist]. the droidparty_main.pd test patch is to follow...
i'm thinking my problem no. 1 might stem from my lack of understanding of what's going on in the [taplist] object - specifically, where does the gui rectangle come from, what determines the font size of the symbols displayed in the gui box, and what on earth are the "donecanvasdialog" and "dirty" messages doing?? can anyone explain what the arguments after these messages relate to?
more perplexing - the [taplist] object only works properly on android. on my pc, it just shows up as a rectangle in which there is a standard (working) symbol box placed over a gui bang object.
perhaps if someone can help me understand what's going on there a bit better, i might understand why copying this abstraction causes it to stop working....?
thanks! and sorry for such a lengthy post...