represents a 2D slider with settings x and y in the range 0 to 1.


takes the setting to be the dynamically updated current value of pt, with the value of pt being reset if the slider is moved.


represents a 2D slider with range min to max in each direction.


represents a 2D slider that jumps in steps d in each direction.


specifies different ranges in x and y directions.


uses jumps dx, dy.

Details and Options

  • Slider2D[] displays in a notebook as a 2D slider that can be manipulated interactively, and moved in both horizontal and vertical directions.
  • Slider2D[Dynamic[pt]] will reset the value of pt when the slider is moved; Slider2D[pt] will not.
  • Slider2D[pt,{nmin,nmax,dn}] jumps to integer positions if nmin and dn are integers.
  • Slider2D[pt,{rmin,rmax,dr}] in general jumps to positions given by Range[rmin,rmax,dr].
  • In Slider2D[pt,{{xmin,ymin},{xmax,ymax},{dx,dy}}], dx or dy can be 0, indicating that settings in the corresponding direction should be continuous.
  • The coordinates in Slider2D run in the same directions as the default for Graphics, with x running from left to right, and y running from bottom to top.
  • Slider2D[pt,{{xmin,ymax},{xmax,ymin}}] with ymax > ymin represents a 2D slider with y running from top to bottom.
  • If the value of the 2D slider is outside the ranges given, it will be displayed at one of the sides.
  • The following options can be given:
  • AppearanceAutomaticthe overall appearance of the 2D slider
    AutoActionFalsewhether to move the 2D slider automatically when the mouse is over it
    BaselinePositionAutomatichow to align with a surrounding text baseline
    BaseStyle{}base style specifications for the 2D slider
    ContinuousActionTruewhether to update continuously when the slider is moved
    EnabledAutomaticwhether the 2D slider is enabled, or grayed out
    Exclusions{}specific points to exclude
    ImageMargins0margins around the image of the displayed 2D slider
    ImageSizeAutomaticthe overall image size of the displayed 2D slider
  • Appearance->"Labeled" displays the current values of the slider as editable labels.
  • The settings for BaseStyle are appended to the default style typically given by the "Slider2D" style in the current stylesheet.
  • Slider2D[] is equivalent to Slider2D[{0.5,0.5}].


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Basic Examples  (2)

A particular 2D slider setting:

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Dynamically update the slider setting:

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Scope  (3)

Options  (12)

Applications  (2)

Properties & Relations  (1)

Possible Issues  (1)

Neat Examples  (1)

Introduced in 2007
Updated in 2017