Questions tagged [button]

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

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Can I use Button to issue a ctrl-enter command?

I'd like to click Button to activate a particular cell the same as if I'd typed ctrl-enter on the keyboard. So far, I can't get Button to do much. It will do something simple like Print a string, but ...
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How to generate two random points when a button is pressed

I want to plot two random points when a user presses a button. I have done some work but nothing happens when the button is pressed. The points remain at their current locations. My code is as follows:...
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A strange error occurs when using First, Last, and Take to pick out list elements for dynamically styling a button

The top function setstyles is the only one we need to focus on. However, the four functions below it are needed for this to work. These validate up to 4 properties ...
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How to use NotebookDynamicExpression on a timed event

I have a few questions for how the feature NotebookDynamicExpression was used in ResourceFunction[SetNotebookAutoSaveTime]. Below is the entire definition: ...
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Using graphics primitives as buttons

I am trying to use graphics primitives as buttons, but can't do it unless I rasterise first: ...
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Dynamic 2-state toggle button difficulty returning to original state

I had this working fine this morning, but I proceeded to refactor, and somehow I cannot get it to toggle like before. It does initialize, and it does go from state-1 to state-2 but not back to state-1....
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How to Programmatically Replace a Word in a Text Cell with a Button (for popup definitions)

I am attempting to create popup definitions for important words in my lecture notebooks. I plan to create a glossary containing a list of words and their definitions and then search through my lecture ...
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A very simple Dynamic Button label is not updating when state changes

Just when I thought I had Dynamic tackled for most non-complex controls, this comes along and makes a mockery of me. So what the ...
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Fit text within a button

Column[Table[ Button["ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRS", Null, ImageSize -> i], {i, {50, 100, 150, 200}}]] will output As in the above example, Mathematica ...
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How to make former 3d buttons look

Buttons in the latest Mathematica version 13 (and perhaps even a little bit before) have lost their nice embossed look. They now look like simple flat rectangles in their default style. Is there a way ...
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Making Tooltips Work with Buttons in 3D Plots

I am trying to get buttons to work simultaneously with tooltips in 3D plots. Button has a Tooltip option, but it doesn't seem to ...
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Buttons too small for content

When I try to display buttons with long content in a multicolumn the text sometimes gets cut off. Like this: ...
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Making a Mathematica version of Wordle interactive

Just as a diversion, I'd like to create an interactive Mathematica version of Wordle. As a sketch I have the following: ...
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How to dynamically change background color of a buttonBar wrt selected in Mathematica

I have a ButtonBar like this and on click I want to change the color of the pressed button dynamically. Which is the properly way to do this in Mathematica ? My code: ...
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inputting a binary matrix via buttons

I want to input a binary matrix via buttons as in the following code: ...
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Please help with dynamic autosave button that only halfway works?

Ive been working on this from morning to midnight (primarily studying the docs that never seem to have useful examples) only to to make very little ground. I am trying to code a dynamic button that ...
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How to stop this computation?

I want to implement start-stop dynamics within a Manipulate environment so that, when I click a "Start" button, the simulation starts, and when I click ...
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Making Static Buttons

Is it possible to get a button that remains still when clicked? That is, it does not show the temporary pressed frames This also happens when I set ...
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How to show/hide radio buttons by clicking a button?

I'm implementing a neural network for school and I have a function where the user can interact with the variables. The thing is, I have a lot of variables and I want partially hide show them using ...
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Button changes in 12.3 [closed]

In the new 12.3 version I noticed a change in how buttons react to the Background option. For instance, take ...
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How to make a better self-closing toolbar button that always works?

My DockedCellstoolbar has a self-closing button that sometimes decides to permanently stop working on that particular notebook. closing and reopening file always ...
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Why does ButtonBar ignore Background option and is it possible to color the actual face of the buttons in a ButtonBar?

Notice how I have Background->color set in each BUttonBarbut it is completely ignored. How do I fix this? Edit: (1) Bob ...
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Generalized Cassini oval and Manipulate

I've created a visualization of Generalized Cassini oval using Manipulate with two options: random and regular. The former generates pseudorandom points in a plane, whereas the latter generates points ...
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Using button to display a data table

Here is the code I have tried: Button["Click to show table", Grid[data]] Is there a way to do this, so the user can click a button to show the data table?...
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How can a make a button that hides text,so text remains hidden until a person presses the button?

so this is the type of thing I'm trying to do: When I click on this button,it displays a hidden text:
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Words in a word cloud triggering actions?

I'm wondering if it's possible to set actions to the words in a WordCloud. I'd like to press a word and have it printed. I noticed here that Button[] can be used like ToolTip[] so changed the example ...
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How to style the frame of the a button?

For certain Appearance options of Button you can control the Background, but how does one ...
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Add a button to show properties inside a graph

I would like to draw the graph of $f(x)=x^{3}-x+2$ next to two buttons named: "Property1" and "Property2" in which when I press "Property1" it shows "f'(1) is positive", while for "Property2" it shows ...
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How to create a table with buttons?

I'd like to make a simple dice roller to be used in board games. A simple way to simulate a roll is: d[n_] := RandomChoice[Range[n]] Now, calling d[6] will roll ...
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VoronoiMesh as a TogglerBar

Is it possible to use a VoronoiMesh to define a TogglerBar or SetterBar type ...
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Multiple buttons in a Manipulate: how do I get a good layout?

Consider the following code ...
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How to change colour of TogglerBar

Consider the following code ...
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How to make Button print the last updated point?

I am trying to create a graphics that outputs the population of a city on the graphics that is clicked. The problem is that it is not updating the last point that is clicked. Please help. ...
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how can I create a ButtonBar for following specific actions

I have two sets of parameters p1[i] and p2[i], (i=ag, cs, wh) for which I want to create two separate button bars. I have the following conditions: Given two ...
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Show all dynamic changes on button press

This is probably a silly question, but I've spent all day trying to figure it out and I can't. Below is the code. ...
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Specify position of button

This might go against the spirit of Mathematica, but I would like to create the button, but I do not want that button to be grouped with the code that generated it. In fact, the code that generates it ...
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Is it possible to overwrite a button output?

For example, if I have this basic button Button["Sum", Print[2 + 2]] is it possible to overwrite the same output without creating a new one and have a single 4 ...
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How do I make a Module return values upon a button press?

I have put together a function of the form: ...
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Notebook Apply with SelectionPlaceholder leaves entire pasted structure selected

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How to create a button that adds InputFields when clicked?

I would like to create a button 'ADD' that creates a new InputField each time the user clicks it. I have tried something like this so far: ...
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AppendTo doesn't update when interacting with PopupMenu

I'm trying to ListPlot a list calculated by the Button called "Plot" with PopupMenu linked ...
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Launch a code using the button function

How can I run the code in a cell using the "button" function. I have a big code and instead of using "Shift + Enter", I want a button to do it. Here is the code: ...
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How to pixel constrain Button Appearance given as images?

Using the images: ...
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Grid of buttons over image with inset?

I'm in-setting a grid of buttons over an image, and I think it's probably a very simple thing that I'm missing. In the example below Scaled doesn't work to stretch ...
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Dynamic If for a button to choose the package [duplicate]

I have a calculation where I give the user an advance option to choose a variable, PV. If the user chooses not to use the PV, ...
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How to create a button that deletes a character?

I am creating a template that can be used on a touch-screen to input data into an InputField. Following the example from the Basic Math Assistant palette, the ...
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Multiple buttons on an Image [closed]

I am trying to create an interactive map that when you click a room, you get send to a more detail of it. I am struggling to put multiple buttons on an image as well as have them line up with the ...
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Button action evaluation [duplicate]

An example of the problem I am encountering: ...
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Button doesn't work with Append [duplicate]

I have a extremely simple question on Button. I tried to append values to associations. The Append works good with given value outside button, but once it is inside Button, it doesn't append the value ...
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How can I create a "Run all code" button in a notebook?

How can I create the "Run all code" button (at the top right corner) in Mathematica notebook? The current method I have is to save the .nb file into .wls (i.e. Wolfram Language Script), and then open ...
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