ChoiceDialog

ChoiceDialog[expr]

puts up a standard choice dialog that displays expr together with OK and Cancel buttons, and returns True if OK is clicked and False if Cancel is clicked.

ChoiceDialog[expr,{lbl1val1,lbl2val2,}]

includes buttons with labels lbli, and returns the corresponding vali for the button clicked.

Details and Options

  • ChoiceDialog places buttons automatically, outside the area used to display expr.
  • Any expressions, including both text and graphics, can be used for expr and the lbli.
  • In the window generated by ChoiceDialog[expr], pressing TemplateBox[{return}, Key0, BaseStyle -> {Notes, FontWeight -> Plain, FontFamily -> Source Sans Pro}] is taken to be equivalent to clicking the OK button, while pressing or closing the window is taken to be equivalent to clicking the Cancel button.
  • In ChoiceDialog[expr,{lbl1->val1,}], pressing TemplateBox[{return}, Key0, BaseStyle -> {Notes, FontWeight -> Plain, FontFamily -> Source Sans Pro}] returns val1, while pressing or closing the window returns val2.
  • ChoiceDialog allows the sequence of buttons to linewrap by default if needed, and supports the same Appearance option settings as SetterBar to specify other button configurations.
  • ChoiceDialog by default puts up a notebook with a typical choice dialog appearance. The option settings include WindowFloating->False, WindowSize->All, and WindowTitle->None.
  • ChoiceDialog by default puts up a dialog in the middle of the main display screen. Explicit settings for WindowMargins override this.
  • If the Wolfram System is run without a notebook front end, ChoiceDialog gives choices in a textual form.

Examples

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Basic Examples  (2)

Create a choice dialog:

Create a multiple-choice dialog:

Scope  (1)

In a standalone kernel, choices are listed in parentheses with the default choice in square brackets:

In[1]:= ChoiceDialog["Are you sure you want to do that?"]
Are you sure you want to do that? (OK, Cancel) [OK]:

Out[1]= True
Wolfram Research (2007), ChoiceDialog, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ChoiceDialog.html (updated 2020).

Text

Wolfram Research (2007), ChoiceDialog, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ChoiceDialog.html (updated 2020).

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2021_choicedialog, author="Wolfram Research", title="{ChoiceDialog}", year="2020", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ChoiceDialog.html}", note=[Accessed: 27-November-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2021_choicedialog, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={ChoiceDialog}, year={2020}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ChoiceDialog.html}, note=[Accessed: 27-November-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 2007. "ChoiceDialog." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2020. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ChoiceDialog.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (2007). ChoiceDialog. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ChoiceDialog.html