Re: Size of Control[] and OpenerView in Manipulate

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg121835] Re: Size of Control[] and OpenerView in Manipulate*From*: Club de Ultimate Ki-e <ultimatekie at gmail.com>*Date*: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 01:33:04 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <j5f61u$q53$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Sep 22, 7:26 am, W Craig Carter <ccar... at mit.edu> wrote: > I would like to change the size of some controls in a Manipulate andalso use an OpenerView. > > For reference, I am looking at this nice examplefrom about 9/10 towards > the bottom of "tutorial/AdvancedManipulateFunctionality": > > Manipulate[ > ParametricPlot[{a1 Sin[n1 (x + p1)], a2 Cos[n2 (x + p2)]}, {x, 0, > 20 Pi}, PlotRange -> 1.1, PerformanceGoal -> "Quality", > Axes -> axes, ImageSize -> size], > OpenerView[{"Horizontal", > Column[{Control[{{n1, 1, "Frequency"}, 1, 4}], > Control[{{a1, 1, "Amplitude"}, 0, 1}], > Control[{{p1, 0, "Phase"}, 0, 2 Pi}]}, Right]}], > OpenerView[{"Vertical", > Column[{Control[{{n2, 5/4, "Frequency"}, 1, 4}], > Control[{{a2, 1, "Amplitude"}, 0, 1}], > Control[{{p2, 0, "Phase"}, 0, 2 Pi}]}, Right]}], > OpenerView[{"Plot options", > Row[{Control[{axes, {True, False}}], > Control[{{size, Medium}, {Small, Medium, Large}}]}, > Spacer[20]]}], ControlPlacement -> Bottom] > > 1. I'd like the Control[] results to be smaller. However, Control > doesn't seem to have an option to control its ImageSize. > > 2. If I try to replace Control with, say, Slider for which I can control > size, it doesn't work. I don't know why it doesn't work, but it doesn't > look like it is being evaluated. > > 3. Even better would be to replace Control with a custom control like > the next example down in the tutorial, ValueThumbSlider. > > Thanks for any explanation or solution, Craig > > W Craig Carter > Professor of Materials Science, MIT Hello, You need to create your own slider. It's easy: mySlider[Dynamic[var_], {min_, max_}, size_] := Slider[Dynamic[var], {min, max}, ImageSize -> size] Now size is an option. You can use it stand-alone mySlider[Dynamic[x], {0, 1}] Or in Manipulate: Manipulate[x, {{x, 1, "jorge"}, mySlider[##, {0, 1}, 50] &}] Have fun. Jorge Ramirez Professor of Mathematics, UNAL, Medellin, Colombia.