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iwidgets::spindate — Create and manipulate time spinner widgets

Synopsis

iwidgets::spindate pathName ?options?

Inheritance

itk::Widget <- iwidgets::Spindate

Standard Options

background	cursor	foreground	relief

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

Associated Options

textBackground	textFont

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

labelFont	labelMargin

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

arrowOrient	repeatDelay	repeatInterval

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

Widget-Specific Options

Name:dateMargin
Class:Margin
Command-Line Switch:-datemargin
Specifies the margin space between the month, day, and year spinners is any of the forms accpetable to Tcl_GetPixels. The default is 1 pixel.
Name:dayLabel
Class:Text
Command-Line Switch:-daylabel
Specifies the text of the label for the day spinner. The default is "Day".
Name:dayOn
Class:dayOn
Command-Line Switch:-dayon
Specifies whether or not to display the day spinner in any of the forms acceptable to Tcl_GetBoolean. The default is true.
Name:dayWidth
Class:Width
Command-Line Switch:-daywidth
Specifies the width of the day spinner in any of the forms acceptable to Tcl_GetPixels. The default is 3 pixels.
Name:labelPos
Class:Position
Command-Line Switch:-labelpos
Specifies the position of the label along the sides of the various spinners: n, e, s, or w. The default is w.
Name:monthFormat
Class:MonthFormat
Command-Line Switch:-monthformat
Specifies the format of month display, integer (1-12) or brief strings (Jan - Dec), or full strings (January - December).
Name:monthLabel
Class:Text
Command-Line Switch:-monthlabel
Specifies the text of the label for the month spinner. The default is "Month".
Name:monthOn
Class:monthOn
Command-Line Switch:-monthon
Specifies whether or not to display the month spinner in any of the forms acceptable to Tcl_GetBoolean. The default is true.
Name:monthWidth
Class:Width
Command-Line Switch:-monthwidth
Specifies the width of the month spinner in any of the forms acceptable to Tcl_GetPixels. The default is 3 pixels.
Name:orient
Class:Orient
Command-Line Switch:-orient
Specifies the orientation of the month, day, and year spinners: vertical or horizontal. The default is horizontal.
Name:yearDigits
Class:YearDigits
Command-Line Switch:-yeardigits
Specifies the number of digits to be displayed as the value for the year spinner. The valid values are 2 and 4. The default is 2.
Name:yearLabel
Class:Text
Command-Line Switch:-yearlabel
Specifies the text of the label for the year spinner. The default is "Year"
Name:yearOn
Class:yearOn
Command-Line Switch:-yearon
Specifies whether or not to display the year spinner in any of the forms acceptable to Tcl_GetBoolean. The default is true.
Name:yearWidth
Class:Width
Command-Line Switch:-yearwidth
Specifies the width of the year spinner in any of the forms acceptable to Tcl_GetPixels. The default is 3 pixels.

Description

The iwidgets::spindate command creates a set of spinners for use in date value entry. The set includes an month, day, and year spinner widget.

Methods

The iwidgets::spindate 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 spindate 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::spindate 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::spindate command.
pathName get ?format?
Returns the current contents of the spindate widget in a format of string or as an integer clock value using the -string and -clicks format options respectively. The default is by string. Reference the clock command for more information on obtaining dates and their formats.
pathName show date
Changes the currently displayed date to be that of the date argument. The date may be specified either as a string, an integer clock value or the keyword "now". Reference the clock command for more information on obtaining dates and their formats.

Components

Name:month
Class:Spinner
The month spinner component is the month spinner of the date spinner. See the Spinner widget manual entry for details on the month component item.
Name:day
Class:Spinint
The day spinner component is the day spinner of the date spinner. See the SpinInt widget manual entry for details on the day component item.
Name:year
Class:Spinint
The year spinner component is the year spinner of the date spinner. See the SpinInt widget manual entry for details on the year component item.

Example

package require Iwidgets 4.0 iwidgets::spindate .sd pack .sd -padx 10 -pady 10

Author

Sue Yockey Mark L. Ulferts

Keywords

spindate, spinint, spinner, entryfield, entry, widget

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