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Re: Re: Developer`UseFrontEnd + FrontEndExecute + GetBoundingBoxSizePacket

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  • Subject: [mg71340] Re: [mg71307] Re: [mg71278] Developer`UseFrontEnd + FrontEndExecute + GetBoundingBoxSizePacket
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at chiasson.name>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 06:44:00 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200611141006.FAA06715@smc.vnet.net>

Thank you, sir.

On 11/14/06, John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com> wrote:
> Evaluate this at the beginning of your kernel session...
>
> Developer`SetSystemOptions[LegacyFrontEnd->False]
>
> The option should have been set to False by default in 5.2, but wasn't due
> to an oversight which will be fixed in the next release.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> John Fultz
> jfultz at wolfram.com
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
>
>
> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 05:06:26 -0500 (EST), Chris Chiasson wrote:
> > This is just strange:
> >
> > {blah1=Developer`UseFrontEnd@FrontEndExecute[GetBoundingBoxSizePacket[Box
> Da
> > ta[ToBoxes[Expand[(1+x)^11]]]]],blah2=Developer`UseFrontEnd@AbsoluteOptio
> ns
> > [$FrontEnd,Magnification]}
> >
> > gives
> >
> > AbsoluteOptions::optx: Unknown option Magnification in -FrontEndObject-.
> >
> > {Null, {{597., 14.1875, 5.8125}}}
> >
> > If you will notice, the answer for the packet size is in the wrong
> > slot, and the answer for the Magnification is nowhere to be seen, even
> > though it issues a message. (Don't messages travel through a side
> > channel in MathLink?)
> >
> > This can be kept up by calling for other options. Then the
> > Magnification answer will come out...
> >
> > Developer`UseFrontEnd@AbsoluteOptions[$FrontEnd,whatever]
> >
> > gives
> >
> > AbsoluteOptions::optx: Unknown option whatever in -FrontEndObject-.
> >
> > Out[2]= {Magnification -> 1.19444}
> >
> > ...
> >
> > help?
> >
> >
> > On 11/12/06, Chris Chiasson <chris at chiasson.name> wrote:
> >> In the front end, the statement inside Developer`UseFrontEnd, below,
> >> will return {{width,top,bottom}}. When executing the statement below
> >> in the text interface (Mathematica 5.2 Kernel from the start menu), it
> >> hangs Mathematica. This is also the case when running Mathematica from
> >> Ant using the Mathematica Ant task.
> >>
> >> Developer`UseFrontEnd[blah=FrontEndExecute[GetBoundingBoxSizePacket[BoxD
> ata
> >> [ToBoxes[Expand[(1
> >> +x)^11]]]]]]
> >>
> >> Does anyone know a way to make this statement (or one like it) work? I
> >> have a good use for it. The baseline to bottom distance will be
> >> written to a processing instruction in an XML file that eventually
> >> tells a PDF writing program how to adjust the inline positioning of
> >> Mathematica graphics relative to a line of text.
> >>
> >> --
> >> http://chris.chiasson.name/
>
>


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