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Maplets[Examples][GetFile] - display a Maplet application that allows the user to choose a file

Calling Sequence





equation(s) of the form option=value; where option is one of approvecaption, filefilter, filterdescription, or title; specify options for the Maplet application



The GetFile(opts) calling sequence displays a file dialog that allows the user to choose a file.  The value returned is the string corresponding to the chosen file.  If a file is not selected, an exception is raised.


The GetFile sample Maplet worksheet describes how to write a Maplet application that behaves similarly to this routine by using the Maplets[Elements] package.


The opts argument can contain one or more of the following equations that set Maplet application options.




approvecaption = string or symbol


The text that appears on the button that is clicked to select the file. By default, the value is Open.




filefilter = string or symbol


The extension of the files that display.  By default, the value is "*", that is, all files are shown. It can also be used with other extensions, for example, "mws", "m", or "mpl".




filterdescription = string or symbol


A description of the filefilter. By default, the value is the value of the option filefilter.




title = string or symbol


Specifies the Maplet application title.  By default, the title is Get File.



GetFile'title'=Get File



See Also

GetFile Sample Maplet, Maplets[Elements], Maplets[Elements][FileDialog], Maplets[Examples], Overview of Maplet Applications

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