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Re: RE: Experimental`FileBrowse

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  • Subject: [mg35002] Re: [mg34968] RE: [mg34954] Experimental`FileBrowse
  • From: Dale Horton <daleh at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 05:52:35 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

There seems to be some confusing about what Experimental`FileBrowse is 
intended to do. It is a function that returns a filename from an 
interactive filename dialog. The filename dialog can be in either open or 
save mode. Experimental`FileBrowse does not cause the opening or saving. It 
returns the filename to be opened or saved. Here's an example.

In[1]:=
gr=Plot[x,{x,0,1}];

In[2]:=
InteractiveExport[expr_] :=
   Module[{fn},
     fn=Experimental`FileBrowse[];
     If[fn=!=$Failed, Export[fn, expr]];
     ]

In[3]:=
InteractiveExport[gr]

In[4]:=
InteractiveImport[] :=
   Module[{fn, in},
     fn=Experimental`FileBrowse[False];
     If[fn=!=$Failed,
       in=Import[fn];
       If[Head[in]===Graphics, Show[in];, in]
       ]
     ]

In[5]:=
InteractiveImport[]

At 11:24 PM 6/15/2002, David Park wrote:
>Bobby,
>
>On my 4.1, Windows 98, Experimental`FileBrowse[] brings up the Windows file
>browser. After I maneuver around and select a file, I have to "Save" it. Of
>course, I don't really want to Save anything. Then I get a message saying
>the file already exist and do I want to save anyway. Of course I don't, but
>I answer Yes anyway. Then it returns the file path name and, in fact,
>doesn't save anything. But, the method of operation does not fill one with
>confidence!
>
>David Park
>djmp at earthlink.net
>http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/
>
> > From: DrBob [mailto:majort at cox-internet.com]
> >
> > On my machine, in my copy of Mathematica 4.1, Experimental`FileBrowse does
> > nothing.  Has it been unsupported?
> >
> > Bobby
> >
> > Dr. Bobby Treat
> > Survey Sampling: http://www.bus.utexas.edu/courses/msis/sta376/
> > OR Models: http://www.me.utexas.edu/~treatb/
> > Austin INFORMS: http://www.me.utexas.edu/~informs/
> >
> >

-Dale



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