is an object that represents an open notebook in the front end.
- NotebookObject expressions are typically generated by kernel commands such as InputNotebook, EvaluationNotebook, and Notebooks.
- id is a string that gives a UUID for the notebook that is globally unique. id typically corresponds to the notebook's ExpressionUUID.
- NotebookObject[id,instance] includes a second UUID for instance that allows distinguishing notebooks using identical values of id, as may happen when working with a copied file.
- NotebookObject may contain additional, implementation-dependent arguments.
- In StandardForm and OutputForm, notebook objects are printed so as to indicate the current title of the window that would be used to display the notebook.
- Functions such as NotebookPrint and NotebookClose take NotebookObject as their argument.
- Within any open notebook, there is always a current selection. The current selection can be modified by applying functions such as SelectionMove to NotebookObject.
- A NotebookObject typically remains valid if a notebook is closed and reopened.
- Information for a NotebookObject may include the following properties:
"WindowTitle" notebook's window title "MemoryModificationTime" modification time stamp "ModifiedInMemory" whether the notebook has been modified since last save "StorageSystem" storage location for notebook "DocumentType" notebook type "MIMEType" application MIME type
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Basic Examples (1)
Functions that create notebooks return NotebookObject expressions:
Functions that act on notebooks take a notebook object as an argument:
Retitling a notebook changes the way the NotebookObject expression is displayed:
The NotebookObject expression itself has not changed:
There are several ways to obtain a NotebookObject:
Use the NotebookObject to refer to the notebook in notebook operations:
Read selected data from the notebook:
Set options for the selected cell:
Insert new material into the notebook:
Close the notebook and delete the temporary file:
Get Information on a notebook object:
Use NotebookGet to get the underlying notebook expression:
Properties & Relations (2)
The FullForm of a NotebookObject uses UUIDs to reference the cell:
Functions that create or open notebooks typically return the notebook's NotebookObject:
Possible Issues (1)
After a notebook has been closed, the NotebookObject can no longer be manipulated:
Wolfram Research (1996), NotebookObject, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/NotebookObject.html (updated 2022).
Wolfram Language. 1996. "NotebookObject." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2022. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/NotebookObject.html.
Wolfram Language. (1996). NotebookObject. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/NotebookObject.html