dateentry man page

iwidgets::dateentry — Create and manipulate a dateentry widget

Synopsis

iwidgets::dateentry pathName ?options?

Inheritance

itk::Widget <- iwidgets::LabeledWidget <- iwidgets::Datefield <- iwidgets::Dateentry

Standard Options

background   borderWidth      cursor              exportSelection
foreground   highlightColor   highlightThickness  insertBackground
justify      relief

See the "options" manual entry for details on the standard options.

Inherited Options

disabledForeground  int          labelBitmap   labelFont
labelImage          labelMargin  labelPos      labelText
labelVariable       state        sticky

See the "labeledwidget" class manual entry for details on these inherited options.

command iq state textBackground
textFont

See the "datefield" class manual entry for details on these inherited options.

Associated Options

backwardImage buttonForeground command currentDateFont
dateFont dayFont days forwardImage
outline selectColor selectThickness startDay
titleFont weekdayBackground weekendBackground

See the "calendar" manual entry for details on the associated options.

Widget-Specific Options

Name: grab
Class: Grab
Command-Line Switch: -grab

Specifies the grab level, local or global, to be obtained before  bringing up the popup calendar.  The default is global.  For more information concerning grab levels, consult the documentation for Tk's grab command.

Name: icon
Class: Icon
Command-Line Switch: -icon

Specifies the calendar icon image to be used in the dateentry.   This image must have been created previously with  the image create command.  Should one not be provided,  then one will be generated, pixmap if possible, bitmap otherwise.

Description

The iwidgets::dateentry command creates a quicken style date entry field  with a popup calendar by combining the datefield and calendar  widgets together.  This allows a user to enter the date via the  keyboard or by using the mouse and selecting the calendar icon  which brings up a popup calendar.

Methods

The iwidgets::dateentry command creates a new Tcl command whose name is pathName.  This command may be used to invoke various operations on the widget.  It has the following general form: pathName option ?arg arg ...? Option and the args determine the exact behavior of the command.  The following commands are possible for dateentry widgets:

Inherited Methods

get	isvalid	show

See the "datefield" manual entry for details on the associated methods.

Widget-Specific Methods

pathName cget option

Returns the current value of the configuration option given by option. Option may have any of the values accepted by the iwidgets::dateentry command.

pathName configure ?option? ?value option value ...?

Query or modify the configuration options of the widget. If no option is specified, returns a list describing all of the available options for pathName (see Tk_ConfigureInfo for information on the format of this list).  If option is specified with no value, then the command returns a list describing the one named option (this list will be identical to the corresponding sublist of the value returned if no option is specified).  If one or more option-value pairs are specified, then the command modifies the given widget option(s) to have the given value(s);  in this case the command returns an empty string. Option may have any of the values accepted by the iwidgets::dateentry command.

Components

Name: label
Class: Label

The label component provides a label component to used to identify the date. See the "label" widget manual entry for details on the label component item.

Name: iconbutton
Class: Label

The iconbutton component provides a labelbutton component to act as a  lightweight button displaying the calendar icon.  Upon pressing the labelbutton, the calendar appears.  See the "label" widget manual entry for details on the  labelbutton component item.

Name: date
Class: Entry

The date component provides the entry field for date input and display. See the "entry" widget manual entry for details on the date component item.

Example

package require Iwidgets 4.0
iwidgets::dateentry .de
pack .de

Author

Mark L. Ulferts

Keywords

dateentry, widget