Re: icon to Evaluate Notebook?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg29794] Re: [mg29776] icon to Evaluate Notebook?*From*: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at wolfram.com>*Date*: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 20:25:31 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Sun, 8 Jul 2001, 1.156 wrote: > For years I've used Mathematica and every time I want to run a program > I have to go to the main menu under Kernel, wait for the box on the > right to form, carefully slide my cursor to the right and then down to > select "Evaluate Notebook". I do it hundreds of times and I've begun > to wonder if there isn't some better way to do such a common thing. > Other applications I have have icons which perform common functions > with a single click. > > Is there an icon somewhere that I just haven't found or does everyone > else have to go thru this same tiresome process? I think you're referring to a toolbar item. Mathematica notebooks will display a toolbar if one sets the notebook option ShowToolbar to True, but this toolbar cannot be customized. However, it is possible to create a button that does the same thing as the menu command that you cite. Paste this expression into a notebook and evaluate it to generate a button. Once the button is created, select the button and perform the front end menu command File -> Generate Palette from Selection. ButtonBox[ StyleBox["Evaluate Notebook", "SR"], ButtonEvaluator -> None, ButtonFunction :> FrontEndExecute[FrontEndToken["EvaluateNotebook"]], Active -> True ] // DisplayForm > I stumbled into the "ButtonBox" but I haven't yet figured out > what it is (I've never found an example of its use). Is this the > way to simplify things here? See Section 2.10.6 in _The Mathematica Book_ (Fourth Edition) for some simple examples. Additional demos may be found under the Getting Started/Demos section of the online help. Open the front end Help Browser and click on the "GettingStarted/Demos" button. Then select the following items on the scroll panes below the buttons: Demos -> Palette Demos Demos -> Calendar Maker Additional tutorial information may be found at the Wolfram Research website. http://www.mathsource.com/Content/General/Tutorials/Programming/0209-809 http://library.wolfram.com/conferences/devconf99/hinton/Buttons19991022.nb -- P.J. Hinton User Interface Programmer paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.