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NewWindowName ( name )

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Vaughan Bromfield, Vaughan Bromfield Design

Generates a unique window name by appending -N to the window name.

Sample Input:
NewWindowName ( "Untitled" )
Sample Output:
Untitled-2 if a window named Untitled is already open.

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NewWindowName ( name )

by Vaughan Bromfield
Version 1.0
8 March 2012

Returns a unique window name based on the text passed to the function.

It attempts to use the same rules the FMP natively uses when duplicating windows:

If the window name already exists then " - n" is appended, where n≥2.

If the window name already has " - n" at the end then:
return the base window if it does not exist
else increment the number n.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


You can use
SerialIncrement ( name ; 1 )
for incrementing right most number part in text.

unix, Japan
February 01, 2016 10:51pm

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