datefield man page

datefield — Tk datefield widget


package require Tk

package require datefield ?0.2?

::datefield::datefield widgetpath ?options?


The datefield package provides the datefield widget which is an enhanced text entry widget for the purpose of date entry. Only valid dates of the form MM/DD/YYYY can be entered.

The datefield widget is, in fact, just an entry widget with specialized bindings. This means all the command and options for an entry widget apply equally here.


::datefield::datefield widgetpath ?options?
Creates and configures a date field widget.


See the entry manual entry for details on all available options.


package require datefield

wm title . "Datefield example"
proc DayOfWeek {args} {
    set now [clock scan $::myDate]
    set ::myDate2 [clock format $now -format %A]
trace variable myDate w DayOfWeek

::datefield::datefield .df -textvariable myDate
label .l1 -text "Enter a date:"   -anchor e
label .l2 -text "That date is a:" -anchor e
label .l3 -textvariable myDate2 -relief sunken -width 12

grid .l1 .df -sticky ew
grid .l2 .l3 -sticky ew
focus .df

See Also

clock(n), entry(n)


clock, entry, widget


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