ivoc_style · pwman_place · variable_domain

Style Settings


ivoc_style("name", "attribute")


Gives the style attribute to name. Any property listed in the file $(NEURONHOME)/lib/nrn.defaults or $(NEURONHOME)/src/ivoc/ivocmain.c can be changed although it may be that a few of them have already been used by the time the interpreter is invoked.


// 7 decimal places in value field editors. Must be done prior to any panel.
ivoc_style("*xvalue_format", "%.7g")
// large fonts in unix. Takes effect on next panel.
ivoc_style("*font", "*helvetica-medium-r-normal*--24*")
ivoc_style("*MenuBar*font", "*helvetica-medium-r-normal*--24*")
ivoc_style("*MenuItem*font", "*helvetica-medium-r-normal*--24*")

Domain Restrictions for Fields


variable_domain(&variable, lower_limit, upper_limit)

variable_domain("varname", lower_limit, upper_limit)


Define the domain limits for any variable for which one can take its address. At this time only field editors check the variable domain. If one attempts to enter a value into a field editor which is not in the domain, the value will be set to the upper or lower limit. Important NEURON variables such as dt, L, diam, and Ra have reasonable default domains. Many parameters defined in model description files also have reasonable domains.

This function is most useful when a variable makes sense only as a non-negative or positive number.

One can specify different domains only on a per name basis. Thus there is only one domain specification for L and one for all the instances of IClamp.amp but one can have a different specification for IClamp.amp and VClamp.amp .

PrintWindowManager Placement


pwman_place(left, top)

pwman_place(left, top, 0)


moves the PrintWindowManager to the indicated location in pixel coordinates where 0,0 is the top left corner of the screen. It is intended that if you build an interface by placing windows near the top and build right then the session you save will be portable to other window managers and other systems with different screen sizes.

If the third argument is 0, then the window is placed but hidden.

See also