tixExFileSelectDialog man page

tixExFileSelectDialog — Create and manipulate tixExFileSelectDialog widgets


tixExFileSelectDialog pathName ?options?


The TixExFileSelectDialog class does not have a super-class.

Standard Options

TixExFileSelectDialog supports all the standard options of a frame widget. See the options(n) manual entry for details on the standard options.

Widget-Specific Options

Specifies the command to be called when the user chooses on a filename (usually by selecting the filename and clicking on the "OK" button"). The command is called with one argument, the complete pathname of the file.


Name: fsbox
Class: TixExFileSelectBox

The ExFileSelectBox subwidget embedded inside the ExFileSelectDialog.


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

The ExFileSelectDialog widget provides an convenient method for the user to select files. The style of the ExFileSelectDialog widget is very similar to the standard file dialog in MS Windows 3.1.

Widget Commands

The tixExFileSelectDialog command creates a new Tcl command whose name is the same as the path name of the ExFileSelectDialog'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 ExFileSelectDialog widget's path name. Option and the args determine the exact behavior of the command. The following commands are possible for ExFileSelectDialog widgets:

pathName cget option

Returns the current value of the configuration option given by option. Option may have any of the values accepted by the tixExFileSelectDialog 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 tixExFileSelectDialog command.

pathName popdown

Withdraws the ExFileSelectDialog from the screen.

pathName popup

Pops up the ExFileSelectDialog on the screen.

pathName subwidget name ?args?

When no options are given, this command returns the pathname of the subwidget of the specified name.

When options are given, the widget command of the specified subwidget will be called with these options.




4.0 Tix Built-In Commands