fileselectionbox man page

iwidgets::fileselectionbox — Create and manipulate a file selection box widget

Synopsis

iwidgets::fileselectionbox pathName ?options?

Inheritance

itk::Widget <- iwidgets::Fileselectionbox

Standard Options

activeBackground   background         borderWidth         cursor
foreground         highlightColor     highlightThickness  insertBackground
insertBorderWidth  insertOffTime      insertOnTime        insertWidth
selectBackground   selectBorderWidth  selectForeground

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

Associated Options

textBackground	textFont

See the "entryfield" widget manual entry for details on the above associated options.

labelFont

See the "labeledwidget" widget manual entry for details on the above associated options.

activeRelief	elementBorderWidth	jump	troughColor

See the "scrollbar" widget class manual entry for details on the above associated options.

textBackground	textFont

See the "scrolledlistbox" widget manual entry for details on the above associated options.

Widget-Specific Options

Name:automount
Class:Automount
Command-Line Switch:-automount
Specifies a list of directory prefixes to ignore. Typically, this option would be used as follows:
-automount {export tmp_mnt}
Name:childSitePos
Class:Position
Command-Line Switch:-childsitepos
Specifies the position of the child site in the selection box: n, s, e, w, top, bottom, or center. The default is s.

Specifies a Tcl command procedure which is called when an file list item is double clicked. Typically this occurs when mouse button 1 is double clicked over a file name.

Name:directory
Class:Directory
Command-Line Switch:-directory
Specifies the initial default directory. The default is the present working directory.
Name:dirSearchCommand
Class:Command
Command-Line Switch:-dirsearchcommand
Specifies a Tcl command to be executed to perform a directory search. The command will receive the current working directory and filter mask as arguments. The command should return a list of files which will be placed into the directory list.
Name:dirsLabel
Class:Text
Command-Line Switch:-dirslabel
Specifies the text of the label for the directory list. The default is "Directories".
Name:dirsOn
Class:DirsOn
Command-Line Switch:-dirson
Specifies whether or not to display the directory list. The value may be given in any of the forms acceptable to Tcl_GetBoolean. The default is true.
Name:fileSearchCommand
Class:Command
Command-Line Switch:-filesearchcommand
Specifies a Tcl command to be executed to perform a file search. The command will receive the current working directory and filter mask as arguments. The command should return a list of files which will be placed into the file list.
Name:filesLabel
Class:Text
Command-Line Switch:-fileslabel
Specifies the text of the label for the files list. The default is "Files".
Name:filesOn
Class:FilesOn
Command-Line Switch:-fileson
Specifies whether or not to display the files list. The value may be given in any of the forms acceptable to Tcl_GetBoolean. The default is true.
Name:fileType
Class:FileType
Command-Line Switch:-filetype
Specify the type of files which may appear in the file list: regular, directory, or any. The default is regular.
Name:filterCommand
Class:Command
Command-Line Switch:-filtercommand
Specifies a Tcl command to be executed upon hitting the Return key in the filter entry widget.
Name:filterLabel
Class:Text
Command-Line Switch:-filterlabel
Specifies the text of the label for the filter entry field. The default is "Filter".
Name:filterOn
Class:FilterOn
Command-Line Switch:-filteron
Specifies whether or not to display the filter entry. The value may be given in any of the forms acceptable to Tcl_GetBoolean. The default is true.
Name:height
Class:Height
Command-Line Switch:-height
Specifies the height of the selection box. The value may be specified in any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetPixels. The default is 360 pixels.
Name:invalid
Class:Command
Command-Line Switch:-invalid
Command to be executed should the filter contents be proven invalid. The default is {bell}.
Name:mask
Class:Mask
Command-Line Switch:-mask
Specifies the initial file mask string. The default is "*".
Name:noMatchString
Class:NoMatchString
Command-Line Switch:-nomatchstring
Specifies the string to be displayed in the files list should no files match the mask. The default is "".
Name:selectDirCommand
Class:Command
Command-Line Switch:-selectdirommand
Specifies a Tcl command to be executed following selection of a directory in the directory list.
Name:selectFileCommand
Class:Command
Command-Line Switch:-selectfileommand
Specifies a Tcl command to be executed following selection of a file in the files list.
Name:selectionCommand
Class:Command
Command-Line Switch:-selectioncommand
Specifies a Tcl command to be executed upon hitting the Return key in the selection entry widget.
Name:selectionLabel
Class:Text
Command-Line Switch:-selectionlabel
Specifies the text of the label for the selection entry field. The default is "Selection".
Name:selectionOn
Class:SelectionOn
Command-Line Switch:-selectionon
Specifies whether or not to display the selection entry. The value may be given in any of the forms acceptable to Tcl_GetBoolean. The default is true.
Name:width
Class:Width
Command-Line Switch:-width
Specifies the width of the selection box. The value may be specified in any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetPixels. The default is 470 pixels.

Description

The iwidgets::fileselectionbox command creates a file selection box similar to the OSF/Motif standard Xmfileselectionbox composite widget. The fileselectionbox is composed of directory and file scrolled lists as well as filter and selection entry fields. Bindings are in place such that selection of a directory list item loads the filter entry field and selection of a file list item loads the selection entry field. Options exist to control the appearance and actions of the widget.

Methods

The iwidgets::fileselectionbox 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 fileselectionbox widgets:

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::fileselectionbox command.
pathName childsite
Returns the child site widget path name.
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::fileselectionbox command.
pathName filter
Update the current contents of the file selection box based on the current filter entry field value.
pathName get
Returns the current value of the selection entry widget.

Components

Name:dirs
Class:Scrolledlistbox
The dirs component is the directory list box for the file selection box. See the "scrolledlistbox" widget manual entry for details on the dirs component item.
Name:files
Class:Scrolledlistbox
The files component is the file list box for the file selection box. See the "scrolledlistbox" widget manual entry for details on the files component item.
Name:filter
Class:Entryfield
The filter component is the entry field for user input of the filter value. See the "entryfield" widget manual entry for details on the filter component item.
Name:selection
Class:Entryfield
The selection component is the entry field for user input of the currently selected file value. See the "entryfield" widget manual entry for details on the selection component item.

Example

package require Iwidgets 4.0 iwidgets::fileselectionbox .fsb pack .fsb -padx 10 -pady 10 -fill both -expand yes

Author(s)

Mark L. Ulferts

Keywords

fileselectionbox, widget

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