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represents a manipulator with setting x in the range 0 to 1.
takes the setting to be the dynamically updated current value of x, with the value of x being reset if the manipulator is moved.
Manipulator[x, {xmin, xmax}]
represents a manipulator with range xmin to xmax.
Manipulator[x, {xmin, xmax, dx}]
represents a manipulator that jumps in steps dx.
  • Manipulator[...] displays in a notebook as a horizontal slider and a collection of additional controls that can be manipulated interactively.
  • Manipulate by default generates Manipulator objects for variables that are specified to have ranges of possible values.
  • The following options can be given:
AppearanceAutomaticthe overall appearance of the manipulator
AppearanceElementsAutomaticelements to include in the displayed manipulator
BaselinePositionAutomaticalignment relative to surrounding text
ContinuousActionTruewhether to update continuously when the manipulator controls are changed
EnabledAutomaticwhether the manipulator is enabled, or grayed out
ImageMargins0margins around the image of the displayed manipulator
ImageSizeAutomaticthe overall image size of the displayed manipulator
  • Appearance->"Labeled" displays the current value of the manipulator as an editable label.
  • The following elements are included in a default manipulator: "InputField", "StepLeftButton", "PlayPauseButton", "StepRightButton", "FasterSlowerButtons", "DirectionButton", "InlineInputField". These elements can be specified in any order in a list given as the setting for AppearanceElements.
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