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Re: hyperlink problem in a ActionMenu

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  • Subject: [mg98687] Re: [mg98650] hyperlink problem in a ActionMenu
  • From: "John Fultz" <jfultz at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 04:15:13 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200904150900.FAA08037@smc.vnet.net>

ActionMenu[] performs the command you give it without producing output
(although it's okay for the command to have side effects which output
something).  The command you gave it was to give as output a clickable
button which goes someplace.  So, it's quite correctly doing nothing as a
result.

What you probably want is the command which performs the action a hyperlink
performs when you've actually clicked on it.  That command is SystemOpen.

Sincerely,

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


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[mailto:l-mathgroup-bounces at wolfram.com] On Behalf Of meitnik
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 4:00 AM
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
Subject: [mg98687] [mg98650] hyperlink problem in a ActionMenu

hi,

Way does this ActionMenu fail to work:

ActionMenu["help",
{"Plotwww" :>  Hyperlink[ "http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/
ref/Hyperlink.html"],
  "PlotLocal" :> Hyperlink["paclet:ref/Plot"]}]

Nothing happens when I select the menuitems. What is missing in my
code to get it to work?? Thanks.

Andrew




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