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Re: PopupWindow vs EventHandler

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  • Subject: [mg117510] Re: PopupWindow vs EventHandler
  • From: Armand Tamzarian <mike.honeychurch at>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 06:15:25 -0500 (EST)
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On Mar 20, 8:53 pm, Thomas M=FCnch <thomas.mue... at> wrote:
> Dear Group,
> Below is a simplified version to illustrate my problem. The code below
> will create a simple graph with a red and blue point. When you click on
> the points, a popup-window will open to present a plot of the "data".
> The red dot does this with an EventHandler[], and the blue dot with a
> PopupWindow[].
> data = Table[Sin[x], {x, 0, 10}];
> event[point_] :=
>    EventHandler[Tooltip[Point[point], "EventHandler"],
>     "MouseClicked" :>
>      CreateDocument[ListPlot[data], WindowSize -> All]];
> pop[point_] :=
>    PopupWindow[Tooltip[Point[point], "Popup"], ListPlot[data],
>     WindowSize -> All];
> Graphics[{PointSize[Large], Red, event[{0, 1}], Blue, pop[{1, 1}]},
>   AspectRatio -> Full, ImageSize -> {50, 20}]
> There is the following problem: The plot in the PopupWindow can be
> selected, but cannot copied-and-pasted somewhere else. This is something
> that I would like to be able to do.
> With the Plot in the other window (EventHandler), this is possible.
> However, if you now Quit[] the kernel (i.e. Mathematica forgets about
> the definition of data), the EventHandler does not produce the plot
> anymore, while the PopupWindow still works.
> I'd like to be able to do one of the following:
> - copy-and-paste plots out of the PopupWindow,
> or:
> - have the EventHandler remember the data in a fresh Mathematica session.
> Some background: I analyze data, where the points represent some
> condensed properties of data. Clicking the points should show the
> original data, with the possibility to extract the original-data plot
> (copy-and-paste) for further inspection.
> Thank you!
> thomas

On my system -- 8.0.1 OS X 10.6.6 -- both copy and paste ok.


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