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Re: CurrentValue

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  • Subject: [mg88720] Re: [mg88709] CurrentValue
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 06:04:27 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: jfultz at wolfram.com

On Tue, 13 May 2008 07:10:54 -0400 (EDT), Hannes Kessler wrote:
> Hello,
>
> CurrentValue["SelectionData"] works for selections in the evaluation
> notebook:
>
> Button["label",
> With[{repeated = ToString@CurrentValue@"SelectionData"},
> NotebookApply[EvaluationNotebook[],
> "f[" <> repeated <> "," <> repeated <> "]"]]]
>
> How to use CurrentValue for other notebooks than the evaluation
> notebook?
> CurrentValue[NotebookSelection[nb]] does not work.
>
> Regards,
> Hannes Kesler

For a palette, you would do it like this...

CreatePalette@
 Button["label", 
  With[{repeated = 
     ToString[CurrentValue[InputNotebook[], "SelectionData"]]}, 
   NotebookApply[InputNotebook[], 
    "f[" <> repeated <> "," <> repeated <> "]"]]]

You can't use InputNotebook[] in a regular notebook because the
act of clicking on the button will make the notebook containing
the button the InputNotebook[].  Palettes don't have this property.
 But, of course, it would work fine for any explicit NotebookObject[].

Sincerely,
 
John Fultz
jfultz at wolfram.com
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.




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