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ControlType

ControlType
is an option for Manipulate and related functions that specifies what type of controls should be displayed.
  • ControlType->None specifies that no controls should explicitly be displayed.
  • ControlType specifies that the i^(th) control should be of type .
  • Arbitrary controls can be set up in Manipulate by giving control specifications of the form .
Default Manipulate control:
Override with a Slider2D:
Default ControllerManipulate control:
Add a Slider linked to the same variable:
Specify types for multiple controls:
Default Manipulate control:
Override with a Slider2D:
 
Default ControllerManipulate control:
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Add a Slider linked to the same variable:
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Click for copyable input
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Specify types for multiple controls:
By default Manipulate chooses a Manipulator to control the specified variable:
Use ControlType to specify the type of control to use, including None:
Specify the control type for each Manipulate variable separately:
ControlType can be combined with individual variable control specifications:
In the Automatic setting, an appropriate controller is selected:
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