SelectedNotebook

SelectedNotebook[]

gives the currently selected notebook in the front end.

Details

  • SelectedNotebook returns a NotebookObject.
  • The currently selected notebook will normally have its title bar highlighted.
  • The currently selected notebook is the one to which notebookoriented menu commands in the front end will be directed. Textual commands, however, are directed to the input notebook.
  • A palette window can be a currently selected notebook but cannot normally be an input notebook.

Examples

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Basic Examples  (1)

Give the notebook object for the currently selected notebook:

Perform additional operations:

Possible Issues  (1)

Both programmed operations and user interactions can change the selected SelectedNotebook:

Wolfram Research (1996), SelectedNotebook, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SelectedNotebook.html.

Text

Wolfram Research (1996), SelectedNotebook, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SelectedNotebook.html.

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2021_selectednotebook, author="Wolfram Research", title="{SelectedNotebook}", year="1996", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SelectedNotebook.html}", note=[Accessed: 21-October-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2021_selectednotebook, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={SelectedNotebook}, year={1996}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SelectedNotebook.html}, note=[Accessed: 21-October-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 1996. "SelectedNotebook." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SelectedNotebook.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (1996). SelectedNotebook. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SelectedNotebook.html