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New in 7.0: Dynamic Interactivity

Mathematica 6 introduced the revolutionary idea of symbolic dynamic interactivity. Mathematica 7 makes use of this idea throughout the system, and adds a number of additional features to the core concept.


Interactive Manipulation

Manipulate (modified) — new support for arranging controls in grids etc.

New in Symbolic Controls

Control an interactive control with type automatically chosen

ButtonBar a bar of buttons with labels and actions

ChoiceButtons a pair of OK and Cancel buttons that close a dialog

Pane (modified) — scrollable pane

TabView (modified) — scrollable tabs

CheckboxBar, RadioButtonBar (modified) new support for in-bar delimiters

Panel (modified) — display a panel with different appearances

PreemptProtect protect evaluation from interruption by preemptive evaluations

Interface Building

Placeholder symbolic representation of place to type into