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RE: Button Help Example

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  • Subject: [mg81261] RE: [mg81238] Button Help Example
  • From: "Owen, HL \(Hywel\)" <h.l.owen at>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 00:34:11 -0400 (EDT)

You're right, the documentation is pretty thin. This worked for me:

Button["Color...", color = SystemDialogInput["Color"]]

When you press the button and choose a color from the top-left palette,
then the variable color gets assigned.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Park [mailto:djmpark at] 
> Sent: 17 September 2007 08:34
> To: mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg81238] Button Help Example
> One of the examples in the Button documentation is one that 
> opens the color
> selector:
> Button["Color...", SystemDialogInput["Color"]]
> It does indeed open the color selector, but when one selects 
> a color and clicks OK nothing seems to happen.
> Can anyone turn this into a useful and functional example?
> --
> David Park
> djmpark at

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