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Old 08-06-2006, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default shelfButton command

I know I've used this command before, but I can't get it to work today. According to the Maya docs, the following should make a button.
shelfButton -annotation "Print \"Hello\"."
-image1 "commandButton.xpm" -command ("print \"Hello\\n\"");

It doesn't work. It needs to know the parent to know which shelf to put it in. Can anyone remember how to query the active shelf?


*** EDIT :attn:
How came after struggling with something and finally decideing to post looking for help, I always find the solution on my own minutes later?

global string $gShelfTopLevel;
if (`tabLayout -q -isObscured $gShelfTopLevel`) error -sl on "Please make a shelf visible.";
-parent (`tabLayout -q -selectTab $gShelfTopLevel`)

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Experientia docet - - - Experience teaches

I have found that the more I have learned about MEL, the more often I am able to solve my own problems with coding . . . so I guess that is a good sign for you. . .
"The Sage as an Astronomer: If you still see the stars as something above you, you lack the eye of knowledge." Friedrich Nietzsche
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