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Re: InheritScope

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  • Subject: [mg117462] Re: InheritScope
  • From: Mike H <mike.honeychurch at>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 05:19:53 -0500 (EST)

ok. my memory of having read about it must have been from the tutorial
rather than the function documentation. Notwithstanding that InheritScope is
discussed in the tutorial, and a useful example given, shouldn't it also
appear in the main function documentation page, i.e. be listed in More
information and the example given in the tutorial appear in the Usage

re: DynamicModuleParent

if users can't access this construct then why discuss it in the tutorial? I
find InheritScope easy to use but the mere discussion of DynamicModuleParent
in the tutorial only prompts user curiosity about what other possibilities


On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 10:10 AM, John Fultz <jfultz at> wrote:

> No, but that having been said, everything there is to know about
> InheritScope is
> discussed in the AdvancedDynamicFunctionality tutorial, which has always
> been
> strongly recommended reading for users of Dynamic and DynamicModule.
> DynamicModuleParent is not a user-accessible construct.  The only way to
> create
> a properly populated DynamicModuleParent construct is to use InheritScope.
>  This
> might (or might not) change in the future.
> Sincerely,
> John Fultz
> jfultz at
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
> On Fri, 18 Mar 2011 06:01:13 -0500 (EST), Armand Tamzarian wrote:
> > I thought I recalled the DynamicModule option InheritScope being
> > listed in the documentation in versions prior to 8.0.1. Can anyone
> > confirm that?
> >
> > Today I wanted to use it and found that it wasn't listed in Usage
> > Examples and neither was it listed in More Information. On the other
> > hand Options[DynamicModule] lists InheritScope and it is also
> > discussed here: tutorial/AdvancedDynamicFunctionality.
> >
> > I was able to do what I wanted to do with this option but I am just
> > curious about its absence from the DynamicModule documentation page.
> >
> > While on this subject does anyone have a toy usage example of
> > DynamicModuleParent?
> >
> > The documentation mentions its existence but a description is "beyond
> > the scope of this document." Unfortunately the documentation doesn't
> > provide any documents that have sufficient scope to include details
> > about DynamicModuleParent.
> >
> > Mike

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