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Re: comboboxes and paste to notebook

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  • Subject: [mg69263] Re: [mg69241] comboboxes and paste to notebook
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 02:41:28 -0400 (EDT)
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  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

The last part of number two sounds like OutputForm. OutputForm does
not generate boxes, or even correct Mathematica syntax. It is good for
"typeset" display on terminals.

On 9/3/06, Akane Tendo <akane at> wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm having two problems with GUIKit, probably because I don't know a thing
> about Java, and if you know the solution to any of:
> 1 - I have 3 comboboxes, say A, B and C. Combobox A has a BindEvent
> (action): each item selected changes the list of items of combobox B. Now,
> combobox B (wich list of items depends on the item selected on A), also
> changes the items on combobox C through a BindEvent (action), the same way A
> does on B... This on the comboboxes, but the rest of the GUI doesn't work
> (loading of packages). It works if I put the BindEvent of B on another
> widget, like a button, so I would like to know if anyone knows a way to
> avoid using external widgets and to have the lists of items adjust itselves
> automatically.
> 2 - Is possible to send to a notebook a Mathematica expression (with
> sub/superscripts, fractions, squareroots, etc...) from a widget? So far, the
> result I get is always a distorted form of the expression, with powers in
> different lines, fractions represented by a line of "---", etc.
> Thank you for your help,
> Lúcia


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