Programmatic Notebook & Interface Customization

Mathematica's unified architecture allows every aspect of Mathematica's interface to be controlled and specified programmatically using the symbolic constructs and functions of the Mathematica language.


Options find option settings for any aspect of a notebook or the Mathematica interface

SetOptions set any of over a thousand possible options

$FrontEnd symbolic object representing the complete Mathematica front end

$FrontEndSession symbolic object for the current Mathematica session

SelectedNotebook ▪ EvaluationNotebook ▪ NotebookSelection

Cell & Styling Options »

DefaultNewCellStyle ▪ StyleDefinitions ▪ InputAliases ▪ ...

Window Options »

Magnification ▪ DockedCells ▪ Background ▪ WindowMargins ▪ ...

CurrentValue find dynamically updated interface values

EventHandler ▪ FrontEndEventActions ▪ NotebookEventActions

FrontEndTokenExecute execute a menu-like front end command

FrontEndExecute send an expression to be executed by the front end

UsingFrontEnd execute kernel commands using a front end if necessary

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