timefield man page

iwidgets::timefield — Create and manipulate a time field widget


iwidgets::timefield pathName ?options?


itk::Widget <- iwidgets::LabeledWidget <- iwidgets::Timefield

Standard Options

background  borderWidth     cursor              exportSelection
foreground  highlightColor  highlightThickness  insertBackground
justify     relief

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

Inherited Options

disabledForeground labelBitmap labelFont labelImage
labelMargin labelPos labelText labelVariable
state sticky

See the "labeledwidget" class manual entry for details on the  inherited options.

Widget-Specific Options

Name: childSitePos
Class: Position
Command-Line Switch: -childsitepos

Specifies the position of the child site in the time field: n,  s, e, or w.  The default is e.

Name: command
Class: Command
Command-Line Switch: -command

Specifies a Tcl command to be executed upon detection of a Return key  press event.

Name: gmt
Class: Gmt
Command-Line Switch: -gmt

Determines whether the time is calculated relative to Greenwich Mean Time. Accepts a boolean value. The default is no.

Name: state
Class: State
Command-Line Switch: -state

Specifies one of two states for the timefield: normal or disabled. If the timefield is disabled then input is not accepted.  The default is normal.

Name: textBackground
Class: Background
Command-Line Switch: -textbackground

Background color for inside textual portion of the entry field.  The value may be given in any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetColor.

Name: textFont
Class: Font
Command-Line Switch: -textfont

Name of font to use for display of text in timefield.  The value may be given in any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetFont.


The iwidgets::timefield command creates an enhanced text entry widget for the purpose of time entry with various degrees of built-in intelligence.


The iwidgets::timefield 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 timefield 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::timefield 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::timefield command.

pathName get ?format?

Returns the current contents of the timefield 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 times and their  formats.

pathName isvalid

Returns a boolean indication of the validity of the currently displayed time value.  For example, 12:59:59 is valid whereas 25:59:59 is invalid.

pathName show time

Changes the currently displayed time to be that of the time  argument.  The time may be specified either as a string, an integer clock value or the keyword "now" (the default).  Reference the clock command for more information on obtaining times and their formats.


Name: time
Class: Entry

The time component provides the entry field for time input and display. See the "entry" widget manual entry for details on the time component item.


package require Iwidgets 4.0
proc returnCmd {} {
  puts [.tf get]

iwidgets::timefield .tf -command returnCmd
pack .tf -fill x -expand yes -padx 10 -pady 10


John A. Tucker Mark L. Ulferts


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