tixButtonBox man page

tixButtonBox — Create and manipulate Tix ButtonBox widgets

Synopsis

tixButtonBox pathName ?options?

-anchor-background-cursor
-relief-borderWidth

Widget-Specific Options

Static Option. Specifies the orientation of the button subwidgets. Only the values "horizontal" and "vertical" are recognized. Specifies the horizontal padding between two neighboring button subwidgets in the ButtonBox widget.

Specifies the vertical padding between two neighboring button subwidgets in the ButtonBox widget. Specifies the state of all the buttons inside the ButtonBox widget.

Note: Setting this option using the config widget command will enable or disable all the buttons subwidgets. Original states of the individual buttons are not saved. Only the values "normal" and "disabled" are recognized.

Subwidgets

All the button subwidgets created as a result of the add command can be accessed by the subwidget command. They are identified by the buttonName parameter to the add command. Here is an example:

set bbox [tixButtonBox .bbox] pack $bbox $bbox add eat -text Eat $bbox add sleep -text Sleep $bbox subwidget eat config -fg green $bbox subwidget sleep config -fg red

Description

The tixButtonBox command creates a new window (given by the pathName argument) and makes it into a ButtonBox widget. Additional options, described above, may be specified on the command line or in the option database to configure aspects of the ButtonBox such as its cursor and relief.

The ButtonBox widget can be used as a container widget to hold the “action” buttons in a dialog box.

Widget Command

The tixButtonBox command creates a new Tcl command whose name is the same as the path name of the ButtonBox's window. This command may be used to invoke various operations on the widget. It has the following general form:

pathName option ?arg arg ...?

PathName is the name of the command, which is the same as the ButtonBox widget's path name. Option and the args determine the exact behavior of the command. The following commands are possible for ButtonBox widgets:

pathName add buttonName ?option value ...?
Add a new button subwidget with the name buttonName into the ButtonBox widget. Additional configuration options can be given to configure the new button subwidget.
pathName cget option
Returns the current value of the configuration option given by option. Option may have any of the values accepted by the tixButtonBox 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 tixButtonBox command.
pathName invoke buttonName
Invoke the button subwidget with the name buttonName.
pathName subwidget name ?args?

When no additional arguments are given, returns the pathname of the subwidget of the specified name.

When no additional arguments are given, the widget command of the specified subwidget will be called with these parameters.

Bindings

TixButtonBox widgets have no default bindings. The button subwidgets retain their default Tk bindings.

Keywords

Tix(n), Container Widgets

Info

4.0 Tix Tix Built-In Commands