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I made the button below for launching an Animate, but it doesn't work at all! Why?

Button["Plot", Animate[Plot[k x, {x, 0, 3}], {k, -2, 2}]]

Thanks in advance.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

I found the following to give the result that I think you are looking for. I believe that Animate needs a window to run in.

Button["Plot", MessageDialog[Animate[Plot[k x, {x, 0, 3},
 PlotRange -> {{0, 3}, {-8,8}}], {k, -2, 2}]], Method -> "Queued"]

The Method->"Queued" has been discuss in many other threads.

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Button["Plot",Animate[Plot[k x,{x,0,3},PlotRange->{{0,3},{-8,8}}],{k,-2,2}]//CreatePalette]

Reference. Also, updated on PlotRange based on @JohnMcGee's answer.

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