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  • Subject: [mg18849] Re: [mg18836] Dialog boxes
  • From: "Paul Hoke" <hokepaul at>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 22:57:47 -0400
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You may want to try:

y=Input["Dialog box text here"];

for numeric input or

z=InputString["Dialog box text here"];

for alphanumeric input.  This can then be printed or manipulated by simply
calling the variable (y or z in this case).

Paul Hoke
A107 Research Complex Engineering
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824

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-----Original Message-----
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Subject: [mg18849] [mg18836] Dialog boxes

>I would be grateful if someone could tell me how to go about creating a
>Dialog Box for inputting several parameter values used in my notebooks. I
>would like to create something that looks like a standard windows dialog
>where the user inputs data into named boxes and then clicks on a button to
>run a particular set of cells, plot graphs etc. Are there any example
>workbooks someone can point me to? Or can this only be achieved using a VB
>from end? My key objectives are 1) to create intuitive data entry dialogs,
>and 2) to create notebooks that are novice/casual user friendly.  It's
>important for me to solve this one having recommended the use of
>in an engineering design house where I'm now meeting resistance from the
>other system fans. Basically, I think I can stave off criticism if I can
>demonstrate Mathematica delivers an I/O edge.

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