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Is it possible to use the widget created by Manipulate within GUIRunModal? I intend to run the file using MathematicaScript -script <filename>.

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You want to run it from the command line and use a manipulate? –  rm -rf Mar 15 '13 at 19:45
    
What you ask for is not possible, but if you explain why you want to do this, there may be an alternative solution. –  Szabolcs Mar 15 '13 at 21:30
    
What I intended to do was create a command-line tool that launched a window that used System`Dump`showStringDiffs to diff two strings. I thought that Manipulate would allow me to provide two input fields, for the strings, and show the output of the diff. –  Ashley Apr 15 '13 at 20:39
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No, this is not possible. Manipulate only works in a notebook, opened in the Front End, because it relies on Front End functionality. GUIRunModal uses Java to display a GUI, not the Front End.

It is not possible to use Manipulate without the Front End (or CDFPlayer).

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