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Re: "SelectionData" and palettes

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  • Subject: [mg99934] Re: [mg99882] "SelectionData" and palettes
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 06:48:48 -0400 (EDT)
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On Mon, 18 May 2009 02:31:32 -0400 (EDT), meitnik wrote:
> With[ {p = ToExpression[CurrentValue[InputNotebook[],
> "SelectionData"]]},
> PresentTmpls[p]
> I found a similar code fragment on MathGroup. I wanted to use it in my
> palette. However, once the palette is standalone it fails to work;
> otherwise within a current session of a notebook it works fine. Is
> there a more stable way to grab a text selection so it can be used for
> further use in code? Thanks.
> Andrew

Works for me.  I don't know what you mean by "once the palette is standalone", 
though.  If you're fiddling with the palette's options, you need to make sure 
that WindowClickSelect->False remains in effect.  Otherwise, InputNotebook[]
could take on the value of your palette notebook, which you definitely don't

And a more straightforward and documented way to do the same thing would be...


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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