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tixLabelFrame - Man Page

Create and manipulate tixLabelFrame widgets


tixLabelFrame pathName ?options?


The TixLabelFrame class is derived from the TixLabelWidget class and inherits all the commands, options and subwidgets of its super-class.

Standard Options

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

Widget-Specific Options

[-label label] Specifies the string to display as the label of this LabelFrame widget.[-labelside labelSide] Specifies where the label should be displayed relative to the entry subwidget. Valid options are: top, left, right, bottom, none or acrosstop.[-padx padX] Specifies the amount of the horizontal padding around the frame subwidget. Must be a valid non-negative integer number.[-pady padY] Specifies the amount of the vertical padding around the frame subwidget.



The frame subwidget.


The label subwidget.


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

Creating Widgets Inside a Labelframe

The LabelFrame widget packages a frame widget and a label into one mega widget. To create widgets inside a LabelFrame widget, one must create the new widgets relative to the frame subwidget and manage them inside the frame subwidget. An error will be generated if one tries to create widgets as immediate children of the LabelFrame. For example: the following is correct code, which creates new widgets inside the frame subwidget:

tixLabelFrame .f set f [.f subwidget frame] button $f.b -text hi pack $f.b

The following example code is incorrect because it tries to create immediate children of the LabelFrame .f:

tixLabelFrame .f # wrong! button .f.b -text hi pack .f.b

Widget Commands

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

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