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iwidgets::dialog — Create and manipulate a dialog widget

Synopsis

iwidgets::dialog pathName ?options?

Inheritance

itk::Toplevel <- iwidgets::Shell <- iwidgets::Dialogshell <- iwidgets::Dialog

Standard Options

background	cursor	foreground

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

Inherited Options

buttonBoxPadXbuttonBoxPadYbuttonBoxPospadX
padYseparatorthickness

See the "dialogshell" manual entry for details on the above inherited options.

height	master	modality	width

See the "shell" manual entry for details on the above inherited options.

title

See the "Toplevel" manual entry for details on the above inherited options.

Description

The iwidgets::dialog command creates a dialog box providing standard buttons and a child site for use in derived classes. The buttons include ok, apply, cancel, and help. Methods and Options exist to configure the buttons and their containing box.

Methods

The iwidgets::dialog 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 dialog widgets:

Inherited Methods

addbuttonconfiguredefaulthide
indexinsertinvokeshow

See the "buttonbox" manual entry for details on the above inherited methods.

childsite

See the "dialogshell" manual entry for details on the above inherited methods.

activate	center	deactivate

See the "shell" manual entry for details on the above inherited 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::dialog 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::dialog command.

Example

package require Iwidgets 4.0
iwidgets::dialog .d -modality global
.d buttonconfigure OK -command {puts OK; .d deactivate 1}
.d buttonconfigure Apply -command {puts Apply}
.d buttonconfigure Cancel -command {puts Cancel; .d deactivate 0}
.d buttonconfigure Help -command {puts Help}

listbox [.d childsite].lb -relief sunken
pack [.d childsite].lb -expand yes -fill both

if {[.d activate]} {
puts "Exit via OK button"
} else {
puts "Exit via Cancel button"
}

Author

Mark L. Ulferts Bret A. Schuhmacher

Keywords

dialog, dialogshell, shell, widget

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