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Re: ValueBoxes

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg18826] Re: ValueBoxes
  • From: paulh at wolfram.com (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 08:19:37 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <7n133q$bde@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <7n133q$bde at smc.vnet.net>, "Adam Law" <adamlaw at cyllene.uwa.edu.au> writes:

> Is is possible to give use variable like I define such as Name="Adam Law" in
> a box such as a value box???
> This is similar to a field object in Microsoft Word for use in text cells?
> 
> Asking the easy questions,

Unfortunately, ValueBox[] objects can display only option and 
session variable names in the front end.  There is no user-extensible
mechanism for doing what you describe.

If your operating system supports the concept of a user name, it
is possible for the front end to display this value.

	ValueBox["$UserName"]

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P.J. Hinton	
Mathematica Programming Group		paulh at wolfram.com
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.


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