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  07 July 2003
Show stringvariable in massage box

i made a dialog box where the user can select an output folder. now i want it to show this path as a text in this box. which type of box or command must i use?
  07 July 2003
You can just use a label in the dialogue - not sure what the best way is to truncate the file path though, unless you have really wide buttons

Another way would be to change the caption for the folder button, but only if you want the user to press it once.

I dont have max open right now but (you need to check the syntax) something like this :

on folderbutton pressed do
folderbutton.caption = variable assigned from folder import dialogue


label.text = the same
Alex Morris
Architectural Visualisation
  07 July 2003
the label and button captions are only static. i can't change them. i tried the following but it doesn't work:

rollout test "Untitled" width:162 height:300
label test "old" pos:[21,152] width:118 height:26
test_caption = "new"
createDialog test width:162 height:300

test_text= "new" also does't work
  07 July 2003
a little typo

test_caption = "new"

should be:

test.caption = "new"

- Martijn
  07 July 2003
ooops you're right
but test.caption = "new" also doesn't work

i searched many scripts for variable strings in message boxes now, but i haven't found a single one. can somebody help me pleeeeease?
  07 July 2003
try this:

rollout Test2 "test"
label LB1 "Save to"
label FolderName "Folder name"
button SelFolder "Select Folder" width:220

on SelFolder pressed do
FPname = getSavePath caption:"Save file to folder"

FolderName.text = FPname -- Changes name on label object.
SelFolder.caption = FPname -- Changes name on button.

createdialog Test2 300 200

You'll see how both the label and button work!


Keith Morrison
  07 July 2003
yes, yes, yes. it works!
thanx man
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