messagedialog man page

iwidgets::messagedialog — Create and manipulate a message dialog widget

Synopsis

iwidgets::messagedialog pathName ?options?

Inheritance

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

Standard Options

backgroundbitmapcursorfont
foregroundimagetext

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

Inherited Options

buttonBoxPadXbuttonBoxPadYbuttonBoxPospadX
padYseparatorthickness

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

master	modality

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

title

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

Widget-Specific Options

Name:imagePos
Class:Position
Command-Line Switch:-imagepos
Specifies the image position relative to the message text: n, s, e, or w. The default is w.
Name:textPadX
Class:Pad
Command-Line Switch:-textpadx
Specifies a non-negative value indicating how much extra space to request for the message text in the X direction. The value may have any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetPixels.
Name:textPadY
Class:Pad
Command-Line Switch:-textpady
Specifies a non-negative value indicating how much extra space to request for the message text in the X direction. The value may have any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetPixels.

Description

The iwidgets::messagedialog command creates a message dialog composite widget. The messagedialog is derived from the Dialog class and is composed of an image and associated message text with commands to manipulate the dialog buttons.

Methods

The iwidgets::messagedialog 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 messagedialog widgets:

Inherited Methods

addbuttonconfiguredefaulthide
insertinvokeshow

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

childsite

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

activate	center	deactivate

See the "dialogshell" widget 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::messagedialog 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::messagedialog command.

Components

Name:image
Class:Label
The image component is the bitmap or image of the message dialog. See the "label" widget manual entry for details on the image component item.
Name:message
Class:Label
The message component provides the textual portion of the message dialog. See the "label" widget manual entry for details on the message component item.

Example

package require Iwidgets 4.0
#
# Standard question message dialog used for confirmation.
#
iwidgets::messagedialog .md -title "Message Dialog" -text "Are you sure ?" \ -bitmap questhead -modality global

.md buttonconfigure OK -text Yes
.md buttonconfigure Cancel -text No

if {[.md activate]} {
.md configure -text "Are you really sure ?"
if {[.md activate]} { puts stdout "Yes"
} else { puts stdout "No"
}
} else {
puts stdout "No"
}

destroy .md

#
# Copyright notice with automatic deactivation.
#
iwidgets::messagedialog .cr -title "Copyright" -bitmap @dsc.xbm -imagepos n \
-text "Copyright 1995 DSC Communications Corporation\n \ All rights reserved"

.cr hide Cancel

.cr activate
after 10000 ".cr deactivate"

Author

Mark L. Ulferts

Keywords

messagedialog, dialog, dialogshell, shell, widget

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