This is documentation for Mathematica 7, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.
View current documentation (Version 11.1)


is an option for Manipulate, Graphics3D, Plot3D and related functions that specifies the default way that controls on an external controller device should apply.
  • With ControllerMethod->Automatic, if no explicit associations are specified, successive variables in Manipulate and ControllerManipulate will be associated with successive suitable controls on the controller device. If any explicit associations are specified, no automatic associations are used.
  • With ControllerMethod->"Absolute", the default associations used for controller specifications such as "X" is absolute, rather than relative with an option for absolute.
Setting ControllerMethod to "Absolute" forces absolute associations, rather than relative:
New in 6