Re: A GUI Builder for Mathematica, or best existing solution..
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- Subject: [mg119993] Re: A GUI Builder for Mathematica, or best existing solution..
- From: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>
- Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2011 06:45:18 -0400 (EDT)
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On 03/07/2011 09:15, W M wrote: > I would like to construct reasonably complex GUIs using Mathematica > functionality and would like to do so using a visual WYSIWYG editor > for some portions (a GUI for GUIs). I have in mind something like the > visual editor present in NetBeans or for C# in Visual Studio. I have > no problem writing the more intricate parts of the code myself, but > would like to avoid writing lower-level details such as 'text label > goes here, with width X and length Y', etc. > > I suppose I could write GUI code in NetBeans and paste this into > Mathematica, but I am hoping that there is a more elegant solution > available. > > Thank you very much. > If you are building a really complex GUI, it may be best to create it in Java and link to that from Mathematica using J/Link. One advantage of this approach, is that you do end up with an industry standard GUI, which can be important if it is to be used by non-Mathematica users. My Super Widget Package makes it easy to create a Java GUI from Mathematica (available free from my website), using (hopefully reasonably elegant) Mathematica code, but there is no building tool - ultimately, I suppose, because I am not very keen on using a GUI to program! BTW, you certainly could not (usefully) paste NetBeans code into Mathematica! David Bailey http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk