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Re: FileName Widget

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  • Subject: [mg114459] Re: FileName Widget
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 21:49:42 -0500 (EST)

It's there, you just have to put the pieces together a bit.  Here's one 
way, e.g.:

   FileNameSetter[Dynamic[f], "Open"]
   name = Dynamic[f]

On 12/4/2010 6:13 AM, leigh pascoe wrote:
> Has anybody written a widget to find and return file names. For example
> if I want to import an image or data file into mathematica, or assign a
> file name to a $Variable, it would be very convenient to have a function
> key that launched a windows style widget that permitted searching
> through directories (starting with My Computer or C:) and selecting the
> appropriate file. The full path of the selected file would then be
> inserted at the cursor.
> That seems such an obvious tool that it must exist already, but I
> haven't seen reference to one anywhere. Anybody?
> LP

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