Questions on using or implementing UI control elements that link a mouse click to a single action.

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How to make a cell highlight on mouse down?

When a cell has WholeCellGroupOpener set to True, it becomes a clickable button that toggles its cell group open and closed. How can I make the cell change color ...
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Button for sqrt sign

How to create a button, which has exactly the same functionality as pressing ctlr+2 in an inputField? So it is basicly appending an sqrt sign to a string.
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Preventing a Print expression from generating a new cell each time it executed [duplicate]

In reference to the following code: Button["Start", Print[Plot[x^3, {x, -1, 1}]]] When I click on the button the first time, I get a plot of $y = x^3$, perfect. ...
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Update an application on the click of a Button

I am finishing my first program in Wolfram Mathematica 10 and if I have almost completed is essentially thanks to this valuable forum soon where I will try to help too. Basically, now I have this ...
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Pressing a Button aborts the evaluation [duplicate]

I'm doing a program in Mathematica 10 and I need to use different buttons like Button["Start", Module[{}, 'routine']] It all works wonderfully when the routine ...
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Construct a button to start a routine [duplicate]

When executing Button ["Print" Print[1]] you get a button that, if pressed, prints to the screen 1. What I would like to have is ...
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Extending Button's Method -> “Preemptive” 5 second timeout

This is an example from the documentation for Button : ...
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How do I make a Graphics3D Object act as a Button?

The original idea is from: http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ClickACountry/ What I'm trying to do is to create a series of Graphics3D objects and let them control the display of corresponding ...
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Slider for different plots

Hi I've got 12 different plots and I want to be able to cycle through them with a slider, however, none of the options for manipulate or slider seem to be able to handle multiple plots. My parameter ...
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How to make a button that allow me to control a Manipulate module? [duplicate]

I'm trying to use button that allow me to control a manipulate module. Here's what I did now, it's really simple: ...
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How to show and hide text by a button

I'm trying to implement a button that can show and hide output text in a panel/tab, but I can't find a specific command to do that. I tried StringReplace, but it doesn't work for me.
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How to combine Toggler and Button?

The Play function defines a toggle button to start and stop: I'm trying to emulate that, but with a single button. I feel like this is a common enough task that this question should be answered ...
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Palette button with progress bar

Let's say you have a palette with a button that has to do some time-consuming task when clicked: ...
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Interfaces: Importing files, processing them and exporting the results

We have a simple interface with two import file buttons, one field to enter a number $x$, one field to enter a file export name, and one 'Run' button. The mathematical operation when hitting 'Run' ...
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How do I size 'Button' controls to closely bound a single character?

I have a button containing a single character, generated with, for example Button["X", Null] but that is by default much wider than it should be: I want the ...
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Button for expanding a cell? [duplicate]

How can I create a button which sits next to the cell, like so: http://i.imgur.com/ZFkgn5q.jpg When you click the button it expands the cell, like this (note the cells on the right): ...
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Updating Manipulate output from within a Button

Consider this (edit: Pause[3] represents some long computation the button should do): ...
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Write GUI to select spheres in a grid

I'd like to generate a code that: 1) starts with a grid of circles (in general, it won't be a square grid) 2) allows the user to choose some of those circles 3) allows the user to choose the type of ...
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Getting the Box of a Button

I have a useful snippet of code that I use for anything in my Notebook that takes a while to execute and doesn't need to be executed for subsequent cells: ...
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Button to run a group of cells

I'm not sure how to create a minimal working example since I don't know how to post code that appears as cells but hopefully my question is simple enough that it won't be necessary. My apologies all ...
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how to create a BACK button [closed]

Here is a piece of my code: ...
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Can I reach a breakpoint when I press a button and call a function?

I have a function and inside it I put a breakpoint on the first instruction in the function. I made a Button which calls the ...
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In Graphics, a button without action will not work?

A minimal example: Graphics@Button[Disk[]] will yield error message Button is not a Graphics primitive or directive. But if you drop ...
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Button action preventing parallel execution?

I couldn't find a better title, so I'll jump straight to the example! There is this long list of slow jobs to be executed in a parallel way, at the press of a button: ...
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Showing “updating…” message while Manipulate is re-evaluating

Is it possible to show a fixed text such as "updating..." instead of the last result shown, when Manipulate is re-evaluating an expression (in a slow evaluation ...
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Running “Animate” Using a Button

I made the button below for launching an Animate, but it doesn't work at all! Why? ...
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How to select the text on the button?

For example, I have a Button ...
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Save plot by pressing on button

I want to save a certain graphics by pressing a button. Thinks work fine for something like this ...
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Show Progressbar after pressing a button

I've recently struggling with Buttons. So I understand Buttons have the form Button["text",action]. Now I want the action to be ...
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Using Mouseover to change the appearance of a button without writing the button specification twice

When I code in Mathematica, I often find myself having to repeat large chunks of code for a function to work. The latest example of this is a color changing button that prints when clicked, code shown ...
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How to paste multiple expression using PasteButton?

Is there a way to paste multiple expressions into notebook using PasteButton? For example, I want to do ...
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Dynamic inside Button

This bit of code runs a little animation of a stochastic process: ...
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Dynamic generation of Buttons

The Project I am trying to dynamically turn on/off the display of data for a circos-esque plot that I generated. The Code I have data stored in mfData and a ...
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Button with for loop

How can I call a function that has a for loop inside a button? If I just write button[{"name", function[]}] nothing happens.
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How to change the color of a button while it is pressed

I want to change the color of a button while it is pressed, pause for a short time and then change the color back to the original color. I can't seem to figure out how to do this (tried various forms ...
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How to make a control array of buttons or togglers?

An array of buttons From time to time I wish I had a control array of the sort native to Visual Basic. A control array of buttons would be a table of buttons in which each button "knows" its ...
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Assign one button to two variables

I am trying to use the one button to assign to two variables. Here is an example of how I want it to work. expression: ...
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BindEvent binding own function

I need to change property of window when button gets pressed. There are pretty enough examples on Wolfram's website, but all they bind predefined function "Print[]" and I have no problems with ...
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Buttons Which Change Color, Each Time Pressed [closed]

I need to have 100 buttons, which their color is defined by the parity of number of times they are pressed: If they're pressed an even number of times their color is blue, and otherwise red. I don't ...
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Asynchronous evaluation of a button's action [duplicate]

What would be the best way to have the value of x update before the pause (or a similarly slow function) finishes executing? ...
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Implementing a back button (in CDF)

I have a rather large notebook, which contains a lot of hyperlinks to different parts of the notebook. Is it possible to make a back button (maybe as a docked cell button?) so that when a reader ...
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How to add a label to a CopyEvaluate button?

I found a definition of a button Button[Defer[ Information[ \[SelectionPlaceholder], LongForm -> False]], None, BaseStyle -> "CopyEvaluate"] that is ...
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Calling functions which take their arguments interactively

Lets say I have a file named test.m containing some functions. ...
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Unwanted parentheses appearing in a notebook that is opened by a button

I am writing an interactive document and have an idea to make in-line buttons that on demand would create and bring up separate notebooks containing some explanations or a remindings. One example of ...
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How to make AutoAction take effect only one time?

WARNING: better don't try this when you have any relevant notebooks open, the generated palette will edit your currently selected notebook in ways which are not easily noticed or undone! ...
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How can I get a Button to evaluate an expression containing Get? [duplicate]

I have problems making Button evaluate an input like this one: Button["Load", Get["/Users/simonlausen/Desktop/Input/ex1.mx"]] ...
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Click on a curve to start Manipulating another function

I'm able to plot two lists with a tooltip on the curves to display the name of the curve: ...
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Can't see updating performed by NMinimize[…,StepMonitor->(…)] outside of Button in which it's called [duplicate]

I've made a peak-fitting GUI in which I have a "Fit" button that, when pressed, calls NMinimize[...,StepMonitor->(step++)] to minimize a sum of squared ...
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Evaluation order control

This question is related to Evaluation order of Button[]'s action Concusion was, Button[]'s actions are evaluated in preemptive link so "the code that needs ...
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Evaluation order of Button[]'s action

it looks like it should be well known issue but I haven't found answer anywhere. Please tell me why the result (after clicking) of this: ...