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Dynamic popupmenu AND dynamic variables

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  • Subject: [mg98584] Dynamic popupmenu AND dynamic variables
  • From: meitnik <meitnik at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 03:35:22 -0400 (EDT)

Hi,

Ok, I finally got a working parts I needed, however, to work smart, I
really hate to hardwire the creation of each group of popupmenus with
unique variable names (I have a hundred to go!). Is there any way to
create a rule, function etc so I can pass data for the menus and
generate unique variable names within. I tried using module but it
fails to work. Is this doable?

use this code for showing me:

mainMenu = {"hey", "you", "now"}
stuff = {{"a", "1", "r"}, {"b", "ee", "23"}, {eg,rt,yy}};

f[e_] := Switch[e, "hey", 1, "you", 2, "now", 3];
CreatePalette[
 {
  Labeled[
   Row[
    {
     PopupMenu[Dynamic[x], mainMenu, Appearance -> "Palette"],
     Dynamic[y = stuff[[f[x], 1]];
      PopupMenu[Dynamic[y], stuff[[f[x]]], Appearance -> "Palette"]],
     ActionMenu[
      "", {
       "Insert" :> NotebookWrite[InputNotebook[], y],
       "Wrap" :>  NotebookApply[InputNotebook[],
         RowBox[{y, "[", "\[SelectionPlaceholder]", "]"}]]
       }, ImageSize -> {4, 10}, FrameMargins -> 0
      ]
     }
    ]
   , lbl, Left]
  }
 ]

I want to create parameters for mainmenu and stuff; somehow uniquely
named variables for x and y on the fly  in a sub routine thingy. Thank
you.


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