Tk_GetJustifyFromObj - Man Page

translate between strings and justification styles


#include <tk.h>

Tk_GetJustifyFromObj(interp, objPtr, justifyPtr)

Tk_GetJustify(interp, string, justifyPtr)

const char *


Tcl_Interp *interp (in)

Interpreter to use for error reporting, or NULL.

Tcl_Obj *objPtr (in/out)

String value contains name of justification style - one of “left”, “right”, or “center” - or a unique abbreviation of one. The internal rep will be modified to cache corresponding justify value.

const char *string (in)

Same as objPtr except description of justification style is passed as a string.

int *justifyPtr (out)

Pointer to location in which to store justify value corresponding to objPtr or string.

Tk_Justify justify (in)

Justification style (one of the values listed below).


Tk_GetJustifyFromObj places in *justifyPtr the justify value corresponding to objPtr's value. This value will be one of the following:


Means that the text on each line should start at the left edge of the line;  as a result, the right edges of lines may be ragged.


Means that the text on each line should end at the right edge of the line;  as a result, the left edges of lines may be ragged.


Means that the text on each line should be centered;  as a result, both the left and right edges of lines may be ragged.

Under normal circumstances the return value is TCL_OK and interp is unused. If objPtr does not contain a valid justification style or an abbreviation of one of these names, TCL_ERROR is returned, *justifyPtr is unmodified, and an error message is stored in interp's result if interp is not NULL. Tk_GetJustifyFromObj caches information about the return value in objPtr, which speeds up future calls to Tk_GetJustifyFromObj with the same objPtr.

Tk_GetJustify is identical to Tk_GetJustifyFromObj except that the description of the justification is specified with a string instead of an object.  This prevents Tk_GetJustify from caching the return value, so Tk_GetJustify is less efficient than Tk_GetJustifyFromObj.

Tk_NameOfJustify is the logical inverse of Tk_GetJustify. Given a justify value it returns a statically-allocated string corresponding to justify. If justify is not a legal justify value, then “unknown justification style” is returned.


center, fill, justification, string

Referenced By

The man pages Tk_GetJustify(3) and Tk_NameOfJustify(3) are aliases of Tk_GetJustifyFromObj(3).

8.1 Tk Library Procedures