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Using the graphical user interface to build and exercise models. Includes customizing the GUI by writing a little bit of hoc.
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dropdown menu

Post by srikanth_rswamy » Tue May 02, 2006 4:14 am

'm trying to build a GUI for synaptic diagnostics. Basically, what I'm trying to do is to have a GUI with the following parameters:
1. NetworkPath (displays the network path for my simulation)
2. Total no. of neurons (displays the total no. of neurons in my network)
3. MorphPath (displays the morphology path for the neurons)
4. CellPath (displays the .hoc files for all inhibitory and excitatory neurons in the neocortex)
5. SelectDestinationNeuron (This is the postsynaptic neuron on which various synapses converge)
6. layer (the various cortical layers)
7. MorphType (the various morphological classes of neurons)
8. ElectricalType (the various electrical classes)
9. ShowConnectedNeurons (shows all the presynaptic neurons converging on the destination neuron)

I would like to have a dropdown menu for all the above parameters, but using xvalue does not serve the pupose completely, as values can just be incremented or decremented using xvalue.

What function do I need to use to have a dropdown menu in my .hoc code?

Thanks
Srikanth

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Post by ted » Tue May 02, 2006 8:36 am

AFAIK only the NEURON Main Menu toolbar offers dropdown menus.

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Post by srikanth_rswamy » Tue May 02, 2006 8:54 am

thanks for the note. however, is there a way of choosing a file from a display window, say for instance something similar to the load hoc/load session functions under the File tab? this might perhaps be a workaround for what I'm looking to incorporate.

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Srikanth

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Post by hines » Tue May 02, 2006 9:02 am

See http://www.neuron.yale.edu/neuron/stati ... html#xmenu
You are interested in the xpanel("menubar") ... xpanel()
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Post by srikanth_rswamy » Wed May 03, 2006 3:42 am

Albeit not exactly a dropdown menu, the file chooser interface .chooser seems to work in a way. At least it offers a way to choose files.

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