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New Mathematica menu: New Package

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  • Subject: [mg56899] New Mathematica menu: New Package
  • From: Zhengji Li <zhengji.li at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 01:46:44 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: Zhengji Li <zhengji.li at gmail.com>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Dear all,
    It seems to be very difficult to create/save a package file from
the menu of mathematica. But mathematica's main menu is
"programmable", so I would like
to insert a menu item which can create a .m file. Anyone need this ?

   Modify Menusetup.tr in the directory (on Windows, I do not know what it is on
Mac, etc) $InstallDir\SystemFiles\FrontEnd\TextResources\Windows:

Menu["Mathematica", 
{
	Menu["&File", 
	{       Menu["&New",
	        {
	  	    Item["&Notebook", "New", MenuKey["n", Modifiers->{Control}]],
		    Item["&Package", KernelExecute[
		      NotebookWrite[NotebookCreate[WindowTitle -> "Untitled.m"],
                	      Cell["(* Title: *)\n\n(* Author: *)\n\n(*
Content: *)\n\n(* Keywords: *)\n\n(* Version:
0.1*)\n\nBeginPackage[\"...`\"];\n\nBegin[\"`Private\"];\n\n\n\nEnd[];\nEndPackage[]",
                	       "Input", 
                	       PageWidth->Infinity,
                                InitializationCell->True,
                                ShowSpecialCharacters->False,
                                FormatType->InputForm
        		                                 ]
        		                         ]
		                         ], MenuEvaluator->Automatic
		    ]
		}],
             ..... other File menu items

   The magic here is to "MenuEvaluator->Automatic" to let the kernel
execute the command.

   Best regards.


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