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Re: FileBrowse command

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  • Subject: [mg43532] Re: [mg43435] FileBrowse command
  • From: Ezine <ezine at>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 03:41:55 -0400 (EDT)
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At 06:58 AM 9/17/2003, Harvey M. wrote:
>I have tried to use the FileBrowse command in Mathematica 5 on Mac OS
>10.2.  I am presented with a browser dialog with a blank file name
>entry box. If I enter a name in the dialog, the evaluation returns a
>full path name for this new file name.  What I really wanted, and what
>I expected from the documentation, was to be able to select a file in
>the browser,and have it return the full path name of the selected
>file.  Unfortunately, all file name are grayed out, and not available
>for selection.  Any ideas or experience with this?
>Harvey Moseley

This is covered in the latest issue of The Mathematica Ezine.

FileBrowse takes an optional argument that determines whether the dialog is 
in open or save mode. What you want is


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