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Parameter - force evaluate expression

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If I have parameters on digital assets that are expressions I sometimes find it useful to have another parameter that shows the result of the expression. I can obviously middle mouse on a parameter to show the evaluated result but is there a way to show the evaluated result by default?

I feel like the answer is no so my solution would be to use callbacks for any parameter that affects the expression then update the 'result' parameter as a raw string, unless anyone has a better suggestion?

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You can left-click on any parameter in Houdini and that will toggle the display between the expression and the result of the expression.

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I know, I was just hoping to be able to show a parameter in its 'result' state by default - without having to click on it first. Just in case I make an asset and another artist might not know you can toggle between the expression and the result of the expression 

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An expression field is always green to remind you that you can click to reveal what is driving the result.

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