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Re: FileName Widget

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  • Subject: [mg114620] Re: FileName Widget
  • From: Patrick Scheibe <pscheibe at trm.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 02:31:48 -0500 (EST)

Hi,

I don't understand why don't you just have one look at the documentation
of the functions. You would have seen that it is simply something like

SystemDialogInput["FileOpen", "/tmp"]

or maybe

SystemDialogInput["FileOpen", "C:\\"]

when you're working on windoze.

Cheers
Patrick

On Thu, 2010-12-09 at 06:03 -0500, Kevin J. McCann wrote:
> Is there a way with FileNameSetter or the others to specify the initial 
> search directory?
> 
> Kevin
> 
> On 12/8/2010 6:41 AM, John Fultz wrote:
> > And SystemDialogInput[] does return the file, not open it.  "FileOpen" refers to
> > the style of the file-picking dialog.  Open-style dialogs have different
> > properties than Save-style dialogs.  Open-style dialogs allow you to pick more
> > than one file and require you to choose existing files.  Save-style dialogs warn
> > you if you've targeted an existing file (which would potentially be
> > overwritten).  And there's some different labeling, too.
> >
> > As I believe somebody else already mentioned, FileNameSetter[] does this, too.
> > The difference between SystemDialogInput and FileNameSetter is that
> > FileNameSetter is intended to be used in a Dynamic interface for keeping a
> > Dynamic variable up to date (you can think of it as equivalent to the '...'
> > button you sometimes see next to an input field for setting filenames in some
> > dialog boxes), while SystemDialogInput requests the filename immediately and
> > stops execution of your input until the name is returned.  SystemDialogInput is
> > more appropriate for any procedural bit of code.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > John Fultz
> > jfultz at wolfram.com
> > User Interface Group
> > Wolfram Research, Inc.
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 7 Dec 2010 06:49:47 -0500 (EST), Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> >> The OP asked, I believe, for return of the file name, _not_ opening a
> >> file.
> >>
> >> On 12/5/2010 9:48 PM, Patrick Scheibe wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> what about
> >>>
> >>> SystemDialogInput["FileOpen"]
> >>>
> >>> ?
> >>>
> >>> Cheers
> >>> Patrick
> >>>
> >>> On Sat, 2010-12-04 at 06:13 -0500, 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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