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  • Subject: [mg106930] Re: [mg106909] use of a button
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 02:46:29 -0500 (EST)
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rose = Import["ExampleData/rose.gif"];
Button["Show rose", Print@rose]


On Wed, 27 Jan 2010 05:24:46 -0600, Alexei Boulbitch  
<Alexei.Boulbitch at> wrote:

> Dear Community,
> I have a lack of understanding.  (OK, I have many, but today it is about
> only one of them).  I want to make a button to show in my presentation
> an image upon pressing. However, the operation like
> Button["Image name", image_identifier] does not work. To be concrete,  
> this:
> rose = Import["ExampleData/rose.gif"];
> Button["Show rose", rose]
> does not return the image. I cannot get, why?
> I can avoid the problem say, like this:
> Button["Show rose", CreateDocument[rose, WindowSize -> {100, 100}]]
> I post this question, since I would like to understand, what is wrong
> with simple operators like  Button["Show rose", rose] or Button["Show
> rose", Show@rose] or such a variant Button["Show rose",
> Import["ExampleData/rose.gif"]] and how should I choose right operators
> to be used inside the Button?
> Regards, Alexei

DrMajorBob at

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