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Re: Help with ScriptSource in GUIKit

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  • Subject: [mg98602] Re: Help with ScriptSource in GUIKit
  • From: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 06:14:52 -0400 (EDT)
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Paul Ellsmore wrote:
> Anyone out there familiar with GUIKit?
> 
> Here is a simple GUI that Prints "Clicked" when you push the button. 
> 
> In[1829]:=
> 
> ref = GUIRun[Widget["Button", {"text" -> "Update", BindEvent["action",
> Script[{Print["Clicked"]}]]}], 
> 
>     IncludedScriptContexts -> {$Context}];
> 
> I want the button to execute a large block of code, and the GUIKit
> documentation suggests I use the ScriptSource function:
> 
> In[1827]:=
> 
> Needs["GUIKit`"]; 
> 
> ref = GUIRun[Widget["Button", {"text" -> "Update", BindEvent["action",
> Script[{}, ScriptSource -> "targetNB.m"]]}], 
> 
>     IncludedScriptContexts -> {$Context}]; 
> 
> In this test case, targetNB.m just has the code Print["Clicked"] in it.
> Nothing happens when I click the button, no error message, no "clicked" gets
> printed. I have put the GUI notebook and the targetNB.m file in the same
> folder, and set Directory to that folder. The documentation for ScriptSource
> is appalling (no surprise there), but I assume that the contents of
> targetNB.m will effectively be pasted into the Script function. Is this too
> naive?
> 
> Note that if I specify a non-existent m file for ScriptSource, I get no
> error message. Am I doing something clearly dumb? Is there a better way to
> make some GUI "action" run a separate notebook or m file?
> 
> BTW, I realise that GUIKit is (pretty much) obsolete, and I will be (am, in
> parallel) developing a V7 GUI from built-in code, but we have a lot of
> legacy V5 notebooks, and GUIKit is actually a pretty easy way to interface
> with them (apart from little issues like this one!).
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Paul.
> 
> Dr. Paul A. Ellsmore
> 
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As I mentioned elsewhere, I suggest you try my (free) Super Widget 
Package to create Java GUI's. I used to base this software on GUIKit, 
but after a while, I got tired of all the obscure problems that GUIKit 
constantly threw up, and moved to a direct J/Link plus compiled Java 
implementation.

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk


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