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Front End Frontiers: Button Basics

Lou D'Andria
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: User Interface Group
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Mathematica in Education and Research
Year: 2000
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Page range: 33-39

Introduction; Predefined Button Styles; Building Buttons from Scratch; Example: Loading Packages; ButtonSource and ButtonData; Example: Colors; Summary

One of the most useful, but posibly least used, features of Mathematica is the ability to include active elements known as buttons in a notebook. Clicking on a button can initiate any action in Mathematica, such as pasting typesetting information, creating a cell, or beginning an evaluation. Effective use of buttons can gretly simplify how you work. This column will examine most aspects of button contruction and design.

*Mathematica Technology > Front End > Palettes and Dialog Boxes
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