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Re: Application GUI in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg98967] Re: Application GUI in Mathematica
  • From: Albert Retey <awnl at>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 06:33:26 -0400 (EDT)
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> I would have the following question:
> Is there a way how to construct a window with panes, buttons, charts, checkboxes, listboxes, etc. in Mathematica?

yes, and it is easy, too...

> All I have found are separate components which are rendered into a notebook but nothing else. There is a way how to 
> display a window (again, with a notebook inside) and a dialog box but that's it.

that is because there is essentially no difference between a notebook
and another window. There are helper functions like CreateDialog, but
actually they just create notebook-windows with some of the many options
of Notebook set to specific values, so the windows look and behave

> I could not find any example putting all the bits and pieces together.

try this:

CreateDialog[DynamicModule[{f = Sin}, Grid[{
    {PopupMenu[Dynamic[f], {Sin, Cos, Exp, Log, Tan}],
     Panel[Dynamic@Plot[f[x], {x, 0, 1},
        Background -> White, Frame -> True, ImageSize -> 400]]},
    {"", Manipulate[
      Plot[Sin[n x], {x, 0, 2 \[Pi]}, Frame -> True, ImageSize -> 400],
      {n, 0, 1},
      AppearanceElements -> None
    {Button["Close", DialogReturn[]], SpanFromLeft}



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