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Re: User filename entry?

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  • Subject: [mg8061] Re: [mg8016] User filename entry?
  • From: Mark Evans <evans at>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 01:47:44 -0400
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The function you want to use in 3.0 is just

	userFile = FrontEndExecute[ { 

which I have used myself.  There is no equivalent to this call in 2.2. 
You can also make this call part of a ButtonFunction.

In principle all 3.0 front end menu items have been tokenized.  The
reference books from Wolfram do not give a comprehensive list.  The
token above, for example, is not cited.  I don't know why their
publications department did not see fit to give us a complete list.

Dave Wagner has a more or less complete list.  See

and look at numbers 28 through 32 inclusive.  I suggest saving these
links to your hard drive for future reference.

You may also want to look at some of the configuration files in your
Mathematica 3.0 directory, especially "".  Do a search for
this file using your operating system, it is nested way down inside
Mathematica's folders.  The file actually configures the
front end menus and assigns the tokens.

-- Mark

P.S.  Is that joke in your signature about junk e-mail original?  Has
anyone ever paid up?  ;-)

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