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Re: Manipulate with Wrapping SetterBars

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  • Subject: [mg80399] Re: Manipulate with Wrapping SetterBars
  • From: Helen Read <hpr at together.net>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 05:05:14 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fabgb6$i7i$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: HPR <read at math.uvm.edu>

David Park wrote:
> I always find that there is a disconnect in the documentation in specifying 
> the operation of various ControlTypes in Manipulate. Various Control 
> elements have options but it is never quite clear how these options are to 
> be supplied to the Manipulate statement.
> 
> So here is a simple case that has me stymied. I want to display a long 
> SetterBar and I want it to wrap to the size of the displayed expression. But 
> I can't make the SetterBar wrap even though, according to the documentation, 
> there is a SetterBar option that is suppose to make it wrap - and does for 
> one example.
> 
> nvalues = Flatten[Table[{2, 3, 5, 7, 10} 10^i, {i, 0, 4}]];
> Manipulate[
>  Row[{Text["The value of the parameter n used in this case is: "],
>    n}],
>  {{n, First[nvalues], "n: "}, nvalues, ControlType -> SetterBar,
>   Appearance -> "Row"}]
> 
> I don't think the Appearance->"Row" option is even being picked up.

Your example does wrap for me. It no longer wraps if I remove the 
Appearance->"Row" option.

> And even if it does get picked up, how can I control the wrapping width of 
> the SetterBar?

No idea :-)

-- 
Helen Read
University of Vermont


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