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Re: FileName Widget

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  • Subject: [mg114486] Re: FileName Widget
  • From: Albert Retey <awnl at>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 21:54:40 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <idd7oe$nca$>

Am 04.12.2010 12:13, schrieb leigh pascoe:
> Has anybody written a widget to find and return file names. For example 
> if I want to import an image or data file into mathematica, or assign a 
> file name to a $Variable, it would be very convenient to have a function 
> key that launched a windows style widget that permitted searching 
> through directories (starting with My Computer or C:) and selecting the 
> appropriate file. The full path of the selected file would then be 
> inserted at the cursor.
> That seems such an obvious tool that it must exist already, but I 
> haven't seen reference to one anywhere. Anybody?

isn't the menu entry 'Insert' -> 'File Path' doing exactly what you
propose? If you look for a function that does something similar look at
FileNameSetter and SystemDialogInput for alternatives...



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