GUI-construction involves everything that is used to programmatically construct a custom graphical user interface under Mathematica.

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How to manipulate 2D plots?

When it comes to visual analysis, large datasets or data with intricate internal details often makes plotting in 2D useless, as the outcome is either just a fraction of the full dataset, or no details ...
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Question about collections of custom GUI controls for Mathematica

Background: I have only recently begun programming GUIs in Mathematica, so I have a continuous need for custom controls. I needed a scrollable list control and with the help of Google I found a ...
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Generating graphs interactively (GUI)

I want to create graphs interactively using a GUI. I thought of using a ClickPane[] environment. The code I have (in part borrowed from the Documentation) works ...
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How can I effectively performance-profile Dynamics?

How to optimize performance-wise a complex dynamic expression (like a GUI) with lots of dynamically updated components, which require different update-frequencies? I was hesitant to ask this question ...
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In InputField, how to prevent Shift-Return from generating a new cell?

When running the following in a notebook (not a deployed CDF file), it can sometimes be annoying that accidentally pressing Shift-Return breaks out of the user ...
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How to set focus of a dialog window?

I have a dialog, which, when pops up, requests input from the user. How can I set the window up that the focus is on the InputField of the new window (i.e. the ...
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How to make an unremovable modal window?

Is there any way to securely stick a notebook window (e.g. a dialog) on screen that it cannot be closed/removed/hidden by any of the standard OS shortcuts, like AltF4 or AltTab under Windows? The ...
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How to create a notebook element that can replace itself?

I would like to create a notebook element that can replace itself. Here's an example to illustrate: ...
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How to suppress Tooltip in built-in templates?

...or maybe switch the message. But I will be happy with no Tooltip at all. I've naively tried with ...
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Basic questions about GUI

I have created the following simple GUI: ...
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Can one affect the appearance of components of a control?

I'd like to control the appearance of the components of a TabView[] control. Such a control appears constructed of Buttons, ...
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Possible bug with second argument of Dynamic

According to the documentation, Dynamic Details & Options section, especially: For interactive mouse operations Dynamic[expr,{f_start, f, f_end}] typically ...
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Make the selection become the button you click

Let's assume I want a button that, when you click it, get the cell that contains it selected. This approach won't work, it selects the cell containg the selection previous to the click. ...
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How can I defer the loading of a PopupView control until it is used?

Background: I have several PopupViews of which the loadtime adds to the startup time of a program. To improve the perceived performance I want to defer the loading ...
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Strange behavior of CreateDialog's WindowSize option

Compare the two dialog windows, created by the same code except in the first WindowSize has a value while I omit it in the second one. Note, that ...
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Make which controls are visible in a Manipulate depend on a control value

I want to make a simple demonstration using Manipulate in which I have one or two input fields show depending on whether or not another control is True or False. How can I achieve such functionality? ...
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How to efficiently get the value from form UI built with dynamic InputField

Here is the code that I used to make a tabular UI. ...
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Moving controls from Manipulate to a Palette ( or similar GUI object )

Consider the following snippet as a reference. ...
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Detecting double click events

Is there a way to detect double click events? I did not find anything on the doc page of EventHandler. Use case: I want to re-implement the ...
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Why do images in a PopupMenu sometimes make a program load sluggishly?

In a demonstration, I would like to display a PopupMenu with a list of small PDF images, each weighing in at approximately 50k. The code of interest is below: ...
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Appearance in Checkbox does not work

I'm experiencing strange behavior in Checkbox with Appearance: ...
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How to create a multi-selectable setterbar with colored buttons

Background: consider the following code-snippet. ...
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When are EvaluationNotebook[] and ButtonNotebook[] different?

I am looking for a concrete code example where EvaluationNotebook[] and ButtonNotebook[] will return different results. The ...
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Problems with visual update in GUI

Consider the following. When clicking in "Browse" and then choosing a file, the path will remain the original one and won't change to the one of the file I chose: ...
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LocatorPane, selecting multiple Locators

Consider the following snippet ...
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How to make a dynamic stopwatch?

For some experiments I need some basic timer function. I tried various methods, and neither of them are fully satisfactory. What I need is a button, that starts/stops a timer, resets timer with each ...
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Dialog crashes Mathematica

I have some dialog windows in a GUI of which one regularly crashes the kernel. I managed to focus on this particular piece of code, though I don't really know what causes the crash: ...
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How can I set the background color to the Popupmenu?

I want to set the Background color of a PopupMenu to blue. I already searched in the documentation center, but I didn't find any ...
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Interactive Graph Editing with Animation

I want to make a simple interactive user interface like this: Such that when the user clicks on the "Add Edge" button, the edge specified by from and to fiels is added to the graph. The new graph ...
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How to create a floating image with no window background [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the most effective way to setup a Notebook with transparent background but solid contents? When MMA 8 starts, a floating image of spikey is shown. As you can see ...
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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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Switching among view points in a Manipulate expression

Edit: Some additional viewpoints were included to make it easier to test. Here's code for an alternative function, the graph of which is a bit less symmetric. Feel free to use either code set: ...
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Interactively select a row/column of a Grid

I need a simple way to display tabular data (preferably with Grid) and also be able to select a row or column of the table. I've tried different approaches, but I ...
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Is it possible to embed a notebook as a panel in a java GUI?

I'd like to create a GUI that displays a tree, some text boxes, buttons, and then as a panel, a fully-functional notebook. Is that possible?
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How to save data to a variable by clicking a button, using Widget Panel

In Mathematica I am trying to implement algorithm, for which I would like to have user friendly interface, I have managed to create Panel using Widgets, but when I am trying to provide the value of ...
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Is there something like MaxProcessorUsed?

For standard procedures it is easy to test if the implementation is better or worse than other by using Timing etc. It does not help us with creating ...
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How can I change cursor style in InputField?

I want to make an InputField with a horizontal cursor, like this: Note that the blinking cursor should be horizontal and not the mouse pointer! Nevertheless, ...
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How can I change a Slider's appearance?

I am using Mathematica 9.0 and Windows 7. I want to create a Slider that looks like the following: I tried the following: ...
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How to execute a function each time the slider is dragged?

I've created a function f and a slider: Slider[Dynamic[y],{1,4}] How to execute/call f ...
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How can one popup menu be used to add another?

I'm trying to construct a GUI that changes depending on what's chosen in certain popup menu's. For example: The default state of the menu is condition one, but when the first PopupMenu is selected ...
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How to create a simple interface to get file path and execute some code on it?

I need to create a simple user interface to choose one file in the notebook directory, import it and execute some functions on the imported data. For the first version I created this code: ...
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Pretty InputField

I'm trying to create a "template" notebook for myself. I want to get input from a single InputField, and then run a few operations on it. How can I make the ...
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How can I create a custom control which evaluates to a list of values or replacements?

I have a set of variables which are used in various places in my calculations (solving a system, initial conditions, etc.). In order to make this easier to deal with, I want to make a control-like ...
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Entering scientific notation in an InputField

I am trying to make an InputField for numeric input, but InputField[Dynamic[num],Number] Does not allow the user to type ...
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What it is the best way to enforce that only one CreateDialog window can be created?

Background. See question Moving controls from Manipulate to a Palette ( or similar GUI object ). As suggested in the answer to this question I use a CreateDialog window to group and handle controls ...
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Dial control for Manipulate?

I'm trying to make a control item in a Manipulate that is a simple dial. I'm trying to mimic Manipulate[theta, {theta, 0, 360}], ...
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How do I put a Monitor into CDF?

I would like to keep track of progress of a database request in an Enterprise CDF, but it won't allow PrintTemporary or ...
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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 ...