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Front End Frontiers: Commands and Tokens

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: 2
Page range: 41-46

Commands; Tokens; MenuSetup.tr; KeyEventTranslations.tr; Packets; Token Listing

The Mathematica front end is a MathLink application, inside and out. With every menu selection and keystroke, the front end performs some MathLink operation. This column will explore the various methods of controlling the front end by sending it MathLink commands, such as writing a kernel program to perform a seuence of actions that would typically be invoked from the menus or from the keyboard.

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