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

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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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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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Delay of events detection dependent of “MouseDown” position

Let's say we have a Rectangle with color which depends of CurrentValue["MouseOver"]: ...
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Input text field GUI [duplicate]

Is there a way to input multiple rows of text and save it as a variable? Like an InputField, but with multiple rows? I would like to make a simple text redactor, so that I could enter a text and then ...
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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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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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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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InputField with Scrollbars [duplicate]

Edits are marked in bold: How do I make an InputField that behaves just like the following HTML Textarea example. ...
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How can I place gui controls inside Grid? [duplicate]

In all my apps, I am facing a problem about placing the Gui controls inside Grid. For this purpose, I wrote three functions. The first function, ...
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Can one optimize AutomaticNumbering feature?

If one wants to use the automatic numbering feature of Mathematica, he has to make tags for cells of the type he wants to be referenced to. Then, as soon as he needs to make a reference to the tagged ...
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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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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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Possible to use Manipulate in GUIRunModal?

Is it possible to use the widget created by Manipulate within GUIRunModal? I intend to run the file using ...
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How to force Pane to always scroll to end of content? [duplicate]

Mathematica seems to know about the actual end of content position in a Pane if given large enough (but not too large$^1$) initial position value. Here, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 to control dependent PopupMenus?

I created three interdependent PopupMenus with names demographic, region and ...
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How can I create a CDF application while using GUIKit?

I have created a notebook that uses GUIKit to create a user interface. The targeted user does not have Mathematica available so I thought about using the CDF player to convert the file if possible, ...
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Appearance in Checkbox does not work

I'm experiencing strange behavior in Checkbox with Appearance: ...
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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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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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How to display only a certain part of the content in a Panel?

I have a Panel of size {850, 400} as myPanel with a Pane of size {450, 400} and four images ...
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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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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 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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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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Changing the contents of a TextCell according to the user input of another TextCell

Is it possible to change TextCells in the following code in that way, that the TextCell "profile starts at x =" changes to "profile starts at y =" and at the same time the TextCell "measurement starts ...
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How to make a drop-down selector?

How to make a drop-down selector UI component? Something that looks like this
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Evaluation of Notebook chosen by FileNameSetter

Please consider the following: I have created a GUI where I can choose the path of a notebook (which I need for later calculation) via ...
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How can a Button be shifted to perform its action

I have a Panel with 4 Inputfields and a Button. When a ...
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Right aligning a button in a dialog

What is the best way to right align a button in a dialog window, regardless of the window's WindowSize? Here is a resizable window to test on: ...
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Basic Dynamic Interface Programming that returns variables to nb functions

I have a dynamic module that contains some basic PopupMenu's and Buttons but also need to use the variables returned from these buttons and PopupMenu's in my nb functions outside of this ...
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How to add label to a plot in PopupMenu which does not change the plot size

I am facing a problem in adding a label to a PopupMenu. I have two plots a and b of same size. But when I am adding label to them in ...
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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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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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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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Basic questions about GUI

I have created the following simple GUI: ...
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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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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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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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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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Moving controls from Manipulate to a Palette ( or similar GUI object )

Consider the following snippet as a reference. ...
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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 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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LocatorPane, selecting multiple Locators

Consider the following snippet ...