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

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How to Initiate a queued evaluation from a Dynamic GUI without using a Button

I have a Dynamic-based GUI, and one part of it will kick off a calculation that could take longer than the default 5-second dynamic timeout. I know that ...
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How can I create a rectangular graphic with curved edges?

I want to make some button shaped graphics that would essentially be a rectangular shape with curved edges. In the example below I have used Polygon rather than ...
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How do I change the pressed button appearance?

On my system when a default button is pressed it turns light blue. This appearance can be changed using this code from the documentation: Use a second element to get the appearance of a pressed ...
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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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Button's command is not evaluated in iteration

I wish I didn't feel like a newbie after several months, but... If I enter the following: Table[ Button[ "Number: " <> ToString @ i, Print @ i], {i, 1, 5}] ...
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How to make each node of a graph a button?

A newbie question this one - MMA help seems to suggest it would be possible to place a button on ( or have a button be ) each node of graph, labelled with the name of said node. I have no idea where ...
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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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Inserting button in image

Can I insert a button in an image at specified location? I have tried but it shows Button is not a graphic function.
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Self-referential list or table of buttons

How could one create a table or list of buttons, such that clicking on a button removes the button itself from the list?
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to make the Button execute two or more actions?

According to the help: Button[label,action] Is it possible to make the button execute two actions?
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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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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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Can Button[] generate output without using Print[]?

Button[] beguiles me. A simple example follows: ...
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Evaluation inside Button stops after some seconds

I would like to trigger a long calculation inside a dynamic module with a Button. It seems that the evaluation stops without an error-message after some seconds. I made a test outside the a dynamic ...
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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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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 doesn't evaluate variable containing Module

I have a huge set of code to accomplish a data transformation. I have saved this set of code as eg: ...
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Emulating a button push or a mouse click with Mathematica code

I need to perform a long action with a button. I tried setting the DynamicEvaluationTimeout, but it seems it doesn't work for me. So I want to try using several ...
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How to perform DialogInput operation within Button

Can someone clarify how to perform a DialogInput operation within a Button? I wrote some code for that but it's not working. ...
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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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Dynamic inside Button

This bit of code runs a little animation of a stochastic process: ...
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how to use button in place of checkbox

I am novice to Mathematica and want to ask how can I use Button in place of Checkboxes. I have used 4 ...
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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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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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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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how to create a BACK button [closed]

Here is a piece of my code: ...
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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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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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Why doesn't “Defer” work with “TableForm”?

Background:I want to create a "palette" that contains buttons that evaluate the selected part of the expression and replace the selection with the result, just like what the built-in palette ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I focus cursor at specific position? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Programmatically move the cursor to a desired location on the screen I made a Button with the name of "Click",if we have to click on ...
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How to select the text on the button?

For example, I have a Button ...
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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 Track the Cursor Position?

I have 2 InputFields and 2 Buttons. I would like that when the user clicks the Pi Button or ...
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Updating Manipulate output from within a Button

Consider this (edit: Pause[3] represents some long computation the button should do): ...