promptdialog man page

iwidgets::promptdialog — Create and manipulate a prompt dialog widget

Synopsis

iwidgets::promptdialog pathName ?options?

Inheritance

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

Standard Options

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

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

Associated Options

show

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

invalid	textBackground	textFont	validate

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

labelFont	labelPos	labelText

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

Inherited Options

buttonBoxPadXbuttonBoxPadYbuttonBoxPospadX
padYseparatorthickness

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

height	master	modality	width

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.

Description

The iwidgets::promptdialog command creates a prompt dialog similar to the OSF/Motif standard prompt dialog composite widget. The promptdialog is derived from the dialog class and is composed of a EntryField with commands to manipulate the dialog buttons.

Methods

The iwidgets::promptdialog 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 promptdialog widgets:

Associated Methods

deletegeticursorindex
insertscanselectionxview

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

clear

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

Inherited Methods

addbuttonconfiguredefaulthide
invokeshow

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 "shell" 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::promptdialog 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::promptdialog command.

Components

Name:prompt
Class:Entryfield
The prompt component is the entry field for user input in the prompt dialog. See the "entryfield" widget manual entry for details on the prompt component item.

Example

package require Iwidgets 4.0
option add *textBackground white

iwidgets::promptdialog .pd -modality global -title Password -labeltext Password: -show *
.pd hide Apply

if {[.pd activate]} {
puts "Password entered: [.pd get]"
} else {
puts "Password prompt cancelled"
}

Author

Mark L. Ulferts

Keywords

promptdialog, dialog, dialogshell, shell, widget

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