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SetterBar[x, {val1, val2, ...}]
represents a setter bar with setting x and with setter buttons for values vali.
SetterBar[Dynamic[x], {val1, val2, ...}]
takes the setting to be the dynamically updated current value of x, with the value of x being reset every time a setter button is clicked.
SetterBar[x, {val1->lbl1, val2->lbl2, ...}]
represents a setter bar in which the setter button giving value vali has label lbli.
  • The vali and lbli can be strings, boxes, graphics or any other expressions, including dynamic expressions.  »
  • The following options can be given:
AppearanceAutomaticthe overall appearance of the setter bar
BaselinePositionAutomaticalignment relative to surrounding text
BaseStyle{}base style specifications for the setter bar
EnabledAutomaticwhether the setter bar is enabled, or grayed out
  • Possible settings for the Appearance option include:
"Horizontal"equally spaced horizontally
"Vertical"equally spaced vertically
"Row"laid out like text, allowing linewrapping
  • The settings for BaseStyle are appended to the default style typically given by the "SetterBar" style in the current stylesheet.
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