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Re: Win 95 and input boxes

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  • Subject: [mg3472] Re: Win 95 and input boxes
  • From: Dr Phillip Kent <p.kent at>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Mar 1996 22:37:22 -0500
  • Organization: Imperial College
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David Bartond <bartond at> wrote:
>I have been trying to setup a data analysis package originally developed 
>on the Mac front end.  The problem that I have is that I cannot activate 
>the graphics sheet beneath the input box so that I can select the points 
>of an X-Y plot.  When the input box is on top I cannot even use the 
>scroll bar on my front end. 

The dialog box is programmed that way. I wrote a dialog of my own 
using Microsoft Visual C++, which you can get from:

To run the program as written, get the file inputbox.exe and install
it in the main Mathematica directory. Then in Mma do


which installs the function TMPInputBox. It behaves exactly like
InputString rather than Input, so it returns a string. If you know
C++ you could write a dialog to replace Input. 

BTW, I make no claims for the quality of my C++ code, it works and
that's about it. 

Regards, Phillip.

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